Brazilian Officials to Verify Indigenous Land Invasions in Amazon

In addition to invasion of land, there are concerns about the communities surrounding Belo Monte in case of a rupture of one of the dams built for the hydroelectric plants.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian minister in charge of political relations in the Bolsonaro’s Administration with Congress, General Santos Cruz, and National Indigenous Foundation (Funai) President, Franklimberg de Freitas, are scheduled to visit on Monday the region of the Belo Monte hydroelectric plant to verify reports of invasions of indigenous lands.

"Our work will always be in defense of the rights of indigenous peoples. This is our cause and we will spare no effort so that they are respected, heard and attended by all the fronts of government that may be necessary," said . . .

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