Brazil is in the midst of perhaps the most sweeping criminalization of indigenous rights in recent history. The “ruralists,” politicians in Congress with ties to the country’s influential agribusiness lobby, are pushing through legislation to rob independent government agencies of the ability to designate ancestral land for indigenous peoples. Brazilian journalist Fernanda Canofre reports on the politics behind the nation’s land battles, which killed more than 60 people last year.
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Research Article| September 01 2017
Criminalizing Indigenous Rights: The Battle for Land in Brazil
World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (3): 64–68.
Fernanda Canofre; Criminalizing Indigenous Rights: The Battle for Land in Brazil. World Policy Journal 1 September 2017; 34 (3): 64–68. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/07402775-4280016
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