#AceNewsReport – Nov.06: Human rights abuses, they claim, are driven by the relentless exploitation of natural resources. They blame Europe as well as the Brazilian government: “Today we’re here to denounce the regression in the rights of indigenous peoples, in environmental laws and the indigenous organisations of Brazil by the current government,” Nara, indigenous leader of the Baré people said Euronews reports.
Another indigenous leader was gravely wounded in the ambush and a logger is reportedly missing: Earlier today, members of the Guajajara people’s Forest Guardians, a volunteer land and environmental monitoring force, were ambushed by a group of illegal loggers in the Araribóia indigenous territory, leaving one Guardian dead and another gravely wounded. Forest defender Paulo Paulino Guajajara was killed by a shot to the face, while the attack gravely wounded the Guardian leader Laércio Guajajara.
The activists demand an end to the abuses that have increased since European companies started to invest heavily in the region: They say the new trade agreement between the EU and Mercosur is a big part of the problem.
“Europe knows. Europe is aware of the crimes that they are committing. It needs to review its budgets and what it buys from Brazil, mainly the wood because it is this trade that is killing our relatives over there,” Kretã from the Kaingang tribe explained.
They protest in Brussels as a cry for help as many in their home region are at the edge of survival……
#AceNewsDesk reports …………Published: Nov.06: 2019:
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