BRAZIL

alert status : Genocide ALERT

 

Genocide stage: 6-

 POLARIZATION

 

Afflicted Regions:

  • Amazonian Region

  • Brazil's City Areas (Especially favelas- shanty towns).

 

Current situation:

  • ongoing atrocities

  • Militias Continue to dominate the area.

  • Indigenous People Face Discrimination, threats and violence.

 

Developments

August 24, 2019

Calls for Canada to pressure Brazil on Indigenous rights

The Brazilian government's push to escalate agricultural and mining developments in the Amazon at the expense of Indigenous rights actively brought about the ongoing wildfire crisis, Indigenous advocates say.

There are currently over 75,000 wildfires burning in the rainforest throughout the country — an 80 per cent increase over last year, according to Brazil's National In...

 ‘An ‘epidemic’ of goldminers have illegally invaded the territory of the Yanomami people to pillage its riches, bringing disease and death to the tribe.’ Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

On 1 January, Jair Bolsonaro will be sworn in as Brazil’s 38th president. He has expressed open disdain for the indigenous peoples of Brazil, and it is no exaggeration to say that some of the world’s most unique and diverse tribes are facing annih...

October 15, 2018

A memorial service was held in Salvador for murdered capoeira master Romualdo Rosário da Costa

Tension ahead of the Brazilian elections has been linked to a string of violent attacks, including one case being treated as political murder, according to local media.

A woman also had a swastika carved into her flesh by supporters of far-right presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro.

An impending run-off vote between him and leftist Fe...

Photo: Mídia Ninja/Flickr Creative Commons License.

Brazilian municipality Rio de Janeiro has set aside a day to highlight the genocide of black women.

Set for March 14, the day will also commemorate the life and times of Marielle Franco, a black politician, feminist, and human rights activist who was killed on March 14 2018.

The governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Luiz Fernando Pezão, signed into law earlier the day, called...

Artists like Juliana Fervo have painted murals of Marielle Franco across Rio de Janeiro. (Photo: Kiratiana Freelon)

They walked 2.5 miles to the site of her assassination, all the while dancing, chanting and crying. On that hot and muggy night on April 14 in Rio de Janeiro, more than 3,000 people gathered at the center of Rio to demand police action in the murder of Afro-Brazilian politician Marielle Franco and to mark the one-...

It was a modest ceremony for such a significant victory: it is not every day that the descendants of enslaved people are given the title to their land. But there was no doubt of its importance at a time when the protection of Brazil’s traditional rural communities is threatened by a conservative government in league with powerful agribusiness interests.

This weekend, Simão Jatene, the governor of Pará state, signed a document g...

April 27, 2017

Brazilian military police in front of Congress fired tear gas and rubber bullets at indigenous protesters, who responded with arrows and spears to end what started as a peaceful protest by indigenous peoples on Tuesday.

Police said protesters were too close to a large fountain in front of the Congressional building.

"The Indians did not comply with the agreement they made with police" on the accepted boundaries of the protest, r...

Genito Gomes, third from left, is one of a group of Kaiowa who filed a claim for land but, subsequently, have been driven off of it three times. Mr. Gomes says his father was murdered the final time, by men sent by local landowners.

Munir Chami and Genito Gomes have a considerable amount in common. They’re Brazilians who grew up in the countryside, straight-backed, clear-eyed men in their mid-30s. Each has a ready smile, hospit...

Iran Giusti, Victoria, André and Rodrigo outside Casa 1, in Sao Paulo, 7 February 2017 (photo courtesy of Mathilde Dorcadie)

Helping young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex (LGBTI) people in conflict with their families is the task that journalist and activist Iran Giusti has set himself, by opening the doors of Casa 1, a shelter and dialogue centre in downtown São Paulo.

With no public funding, but with the suppo...

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