Brazil’s Indigenous Protest in Congress, Presidential Palace

The communities denounce the government's 'neoliberal program' and want to know of possible changes in the demarcation of indigenous lands.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – For the second straight day members of Brazilian indigenous communities protest in Brasilia against government indigenous programs. On Wednesday morning several indigenous leaders tried to occupy buildings in the Brazilian Congressional complex, but were stopped by legislative police.

On Tuesday the members of indigenous communities demonstrated outside the Presidential Palace and met with, among other officials, Health Minister Ricardo Barros, Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes, and President Temer’s Chief of Staff Eliseu Padilha.

“We the indigenous peoples, traditional fishing communities, quilombola communities, and babassu coconut breakers, are in a . . .

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