Indigenous Experts Fear Genocide of Uncontacted Tribes in Brazil

Possible ideological interference by the Bolsonaro Administration may threaten the future of tribes scattered deep in the Amazon forest.

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Bolsonaro government has stirred up criticism with its stance on Brazil’s indigenous communities. Many say that his administration is providing the tools for the genocide of uncontacted indigenous tribes.

On Friday (October 4th) a group of experts focused on the protection of isolated Indians released an open letter repudiating the "ongoing genocide" of these communities due to the government’s "frequent cuts and contingencies".

Among other things the letter criticizes the dismissal of Bruno Pereira from the position of area coordinator at CGIIRC (General Coordination of Isolated and Recent Contact Indians).

The CGIIRC is . . .

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