Despite UN Speech, Brazil’s Bolsonaro Lacks Majority Support of Indigenous Groups

The indigenous group mentioned by Brazil's President has not been officially created and held only a single event, in February 2019, to celebrate the 2018/2019 crop harvest.

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Last week, in his speech to the United Nations’ General Assembly, President Jair Bolsonaro attacked those who he said wanted to keep the indigenous population of the country underdeveloped and poor. The President noted that his plans to develop the Amazon region, including indigenous territory, was supported by a "group of indigenous farmers".

“The indigenous do not want to be poor landowners on rich lands. Especially from the richest lands . . .

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