UN Rapporteur Holds Bolsonaro Responsible for Violence Against Indigenous People

In the Amazon basin, about 1,300 Wajãpis have been traditionally living in a protected territory which is rich in iron, copper, and gold.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Rights, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, has condemned Brazil's policy on the Amazon and considers president Jair Bolsonaro responsible for the attack on a Wajãpi village in the state of Amapá.

Meanwhile, Bolsonaro has reaffirmed his intention to legalize the extraction of natural resources in the Amazon region, including in indigenous protected areas.

In a statement, Tauli-Corpuz sharply criticized Bolsonaro's rhetoric . . .

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