Brazil’s indigenous groups decry Bolsonaro’s escalating attacks

Al Jazeera | Report finds Brazil’s indigenous communities are facing growing attacks, threats and land grabs under the new president.

Photo: Mia Alberti

Sao Paulo, Brazil – Brazilian indigenous groups say far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has ramped up land grabs, intimidation and killings during his short time in office.

On Wednesday, several indigenous organisations gave the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, hosted in Bolivia a grim joint report.

The report, obtained by Al Jazeera, details a sharp uptick in attacks on indigenous people since Bolsonaro won the presidency in the October 2018 elections.

In less than three months, the report says, at least 16 attacks on indigenous communities in Brazil were documented. In addition to four homicides, the report recounts stonings, deforesting, threats and arson.

Read the full story on Al Jazeera English here.

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