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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Tired of waiting for a federal government action to reverse the invasion of their lands, the tembé tribe of the Upper Guamá River Indigenous Territory in Pará created a group of "Forest Guardians" and started to surround the invaders and demand their departure.

On September 9th, with their faces painted, riding motorcycles and in uniform, about 40 armed tembé "guardians" headed to a logging camp in the town known as Igarapé Ubin, about 30 km from the Tenetehara village. A group of nine people were surrounded, advised to leave the region and then released.

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