Bolsonaro Announces Bill to Allow Mining in Indigenous Territories

Economic exploitation is feared by indigenous people and activists, who foresee further deforestation and social imbalance in the areas.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced that on Thursday he would submit a bill to Congress enabling mineral exploration, the installation of oil and gas fields, and the generation of electricity on indigenous lands.

Currently, there is no statutory regulation of the question, despite being provided for in the Federal . . .

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