Brazil’s Indigenous Struggle Against Imperialism

The Liberty Beat

By: Derrick Broze

As Brazil’s political leaders sign contracts for trade agreements on exports the indigenous population of the nation is left to defend their shrinking homeland. Indigenous peoples are continuing to fight hydroelectric dams as well as removal of gold from the land. Some leaders have pledged to fight to the death to defend their property, with more than a handful of incidents over the years involving Brazilian federal and military police firing tear gas and bullets at tribes. Tribal members currently deal with a suicide rate that is 60 times the national rate.,0,3179181.story?page=2

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