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Brazil to Open Indigenous Reserves to Mining Without Indigenous Consent


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Brazil to Open Indigenous Reserves to Mining Without Indigenous Consent

Sue Branford, Maurício Torres
  • New Minister of Mines and Energy Admiral Bento Albuquerque announced on 4 March that he plans to permit mining on indigenous lands in Brazil, including within the Amazon. He also said that he intends to allow mining right up to Brazil’s borders, abolishing the current ban along a 150-kilometer (93-mile)-wide swath at the frontier.
  • The Bolsonaro administration’s indigenous mining plan is in direct opposition to indigenous land rights as guaranteed under Brazil’s 1988 Constitution.

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Horrible! Indigenous rights have always been tied to the land and their oppression and destruction mirrors everything happening to the land, ecosystems. Solidarity with all Indigenous resistance!


#3

Hard to believe that there could be a national leader worse than Trump.
I guess we should consider ourselves lucky.


#4

Did anyone doubt why Bolsonaro was elected ( by the US of A )


#5

Can we bomb the fvck out of the corporations destroying the planet?


#6

Columbus and Cortes would be so jealous.


#7

Oh how this reminds me of the #NoDAPL pipeline protests … corporatists will exploit nature to destructive ends for the sake of profits, progressives will try to defend it. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cqy2w-hVYAAAKAP.jpg