• Archbishop: Brazil trying to undo protections for indigenous peoples

    Archbishop: Brazil trying to undo protections for indigenous peoples

    • Jul 15, 2017

    Since Brazilian President Michel Temer took office August 31, he has surrounded himself with ministers with strong links to the cattle ranchers and soy farmers, who oppose steps taken by previous governments to implement demarcation of indigenous lands. On July 13, the U.S.-based nongovernmental organization Global Witness released a report citing Brazil as the country with the highest number of murders of environmental and land defenders in 2016.