Emboldened By Bolsonaro, Armed Invaders Encroach On Brazil's Tribal Lands

Credit: Wochit News
Published on March 3, 2019 - Duration: 00:35s

Emboldened By Bolsonaro, Armed Invaders Encroach On Brazil's Tribal Lands

According to Reuters, ten days after Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro took office, dozens of men entered protected indigenous land in a remote corner of the Amazon.

Inspired by Bolsonaro’s vow to open more native territory to commercial development, the men, armed with machetes and chainsaws went to stake their claims. Tribal members said that the trespassers threatened to set fire to their villages to drive them out, but retreated after tribesmen readied poison-tipped arrows .

Advertisement

Emboldened By Bolsonaro, Armed Invaders Encroach On Brazil's Tribal Lands

JAN.

22, 2019 FILE PHOTO

You are here

Recent related videos from verified sources

Brazil pension reform bill wins by big margin in lower house 02:33
Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO - Published on July 11, 2019 

'Football Field' of Amazon Forest Cleared Every Minute 01:13
Credit: Wibbitz Studio - Published on July 5, 2019 

Sharp rise in Amazon deforestation in Brazil under Bolsonaro 01:37
Credit: Euronews English - Published on July 4, 2019 

Brazil's Bolsonaro: What has changed six months into presidency 02:34
Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO - Published on July 1, 2019 

You might like