Brazil Appoints FUNAI Director Who Considers Demarcation of Indigenous Land ‘Absurd’

The Minister of Justice, Sérgio Moro, appointed on Thursday, September 19th, Fernando Carlos Rocha, legal consultant, as the new Director of Administration and Management of the National Indian Foundation (FUNAI).

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In 2014, Rocha published a study called "Amazon - The lost battles of an invisible war" in which he said that attributing the demarcation of indigenous lands to FUNAI was "clearly absurd".

FUNAI is the Brazilian governmental protection agency for Indian interests and their culture. It is by far the most important . . .

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