Indigenous protesters against change in demarcation law block São Paulo highway

Indigenous people are also against the appointment of Joaquim Alvaro Pereira Leite as Minister of Environment.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A protest of indigenous leaders completely blocked the lanes of the Rodovia dos Bandeirantes expressway heading towards the capital city, at kilometer 21 on Friday morning, reports the portal "G1".

According to the report, the protesters are against the approval of Bill 490 of 2007, which provides for changes in recognition of land demarcations and access to isolated peoples. The proposal has been the target of criticism and protests for more than a decade.

According to the website, indigenous peoples also oppose the appointment of Joaquim Alvaro Pereira Leite as Environment Minister following the departure of . . .

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