In Brazil, thousands of natives gathered Friday in the streets of Brasília, for a walk to the sound of maracas and traditional songs ….
At the origin of this initiative, the NGO Campement terre libre, which denounces the destruction of their historic habitat.
The lands of indigenous people threatened
This three-day gathering is held every year, but it takes another dimension with the arrival of Jair Bolsonaro in power.
The policy of the new Brazilian president threatens indigenous lands, whose rights are enshrined in the Brazilian Constitution.
Upon taking office, he removed from the public body responsible for indigenous issues, his powers in terms of demarcation of land for the benefit of a Ministry of Agriculture fully committed to his cause.
According to the NGO Imazon, deforestation in the Amazon increased by 54% in one year, during the first month of its presidency.