Moro Appoints Funai Director Who Challenged Demarcation of Indigenous Land

Moro's appointment was published this Tuesday, September 3rd, in the Federal Gazette. Lawyer Silmara Veiga de Souza had been proposed by Federal Police delegate Marcelo Augusto Xavier da Silva, who came to preside over FUNAI in July.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's Minister of Justice and Public Safety, Sérgio Moro, confirmed on Tuesday, September 3rd, the appointment of lawyer Silmara Veiga de Souza to take over the territorial protection board of the National Indigenous Foundation (FUNAI), the department in charge of land demarcation proceedings and protection agency for Indian interests and their culture.

According to a report by the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo on August 14th, Silmara, who had already been informally dispatching within FUNAI for more than two weeks, acted as a lawyer in the case of a dispute over the demarcation . . .

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