Indigenous Groups Occupy Ranches: Daily

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Indigenous activists have occupied a number of ranches in Mato Grosso do Sul state, located in Brazil’s Center-West region, in a long-running dispute over territory they consider their ancestral homelands. Terena Indians recaptured the Buriti and Esperança ranches on Friday in the Sidrolândia area, some 70km (43.5 miles) from Campo Grande, after first occupying the land on May 15th.

A high court order handed down on Sunday said the group, Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?