(BRASILIA, Brazil.) JUST IN: Two indigenous members of the ‘ Guajajara Tribe ‘ were shot dea d and two injured on Saturday following close on to the deaths of two Amazon rainforest guardians last month authorities #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Dec.07: Indigenous tribes in Brazil are facing escalating violence during the presidency of Jair Bolsonario, who has promised to reduce tribal rights and encouraged the commercial exploitation of their protected lands: Tribes have faced violence especially from illegal loggers and miners.

” Magno Guajajara, a spokesman for the tribe, said they did not know why the two men had been shot, whom he identified as Firmino Guajajara and Raimundo Guajajara: But the men were on a highway, coming back from a meeting, when the shooting happened………………“They were shooting at everyone,” he said: Authorities said they were investigating but did not say if anyone had been detained “

The incident happened in the Cana Brava indigenous reservation, which spans 137,000 hectares (338,530 acres)in the state of Marahnao and has 4,500 inhabitants, according to government records: Paulo Paulino Guajajara, the “forest guardian” killed last month was shot in a confrontation with illegal loggers.

#AceNewsDesk reports …………….Published: Dec.07: 2019: Reuters: Reporting by Anthony Boadle in Brasilia; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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