Indigenous Protesters Defeat Congress Bill

By Mariana Simoes, Contributing Reporter

BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - Hundreds of indigenous people hailing from over thirty different tribes across the country made their way Brasília for a week of protests against the proposed constitutional amendment PEC 215. Outside Congress under a banner announcing “Indigenous People Occupy Brazil,” the group aimed to have the bill, seen as a serious threat to indigenous land rights and awaiting congressional approval, quashed.

The proposed change would transfer the power to create indigenous reservations away . . .

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