Indigenous Peoples Gather in Brazil for Annual Terra Livre Camp

Despite not registering any violent episodes during the fifteen years of the event, the Bolsonaro Administration seems to believe that there is a risk, and authorizes National Force to patrol Brasilia.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Nearly four thousand indigenous from several ethnicities around Brazil are camping out in Brasilia until Friday to participate in Terra Livre (Free Land), an annual gathering in defense of the rights of indigenous people.

So far, the gathering has been peaceful, but a memo from the Agriculture Ministry to its staff, says there is a risk ‘of invasion of buildings and ‘threats’ against public servants.

Despite not registering any violent episodes during the fifteen years of gathering in the nation’s capital, the Bolsonaro Administration seems to believe that there . . .

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