Nov 3, 2019

Brazil: Amazon land defender killed by illegal loggers

A young indigenous land defender has been shot dead and another wounded by illegal loggers in Brazil's Amazon. Brazil's populist President Jair Bolsonaro has drawn intense domestic and international criticism for failing to protect the Guardians' territory in the eastern Amazon region. Brazilian police said one of the loggers was also killed in a subsequent shootout. The APIB, which represents many of Brazil's 900,000 indigenous people, said Mr Bolsonaro's government had serious questions to answer. The Guajajaras are one of Brazil's largest indigenous groups with some 20,000 people.

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