Indigenous People in Brazil Murdered Increases by 269%

Posted on June 8, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, Latin America Indigenous Issues reported on June 7, 2013, that the number of indigenous people murdered, increased by 269% during the Lula and Dilma administration, compared to the eight-year term of Fernando Henrique Cardoso. The Indigenous Missionary Council (CIMI) reported that during the Cardoso administration, there was an average of 20.8 deaths per year compared to Lula with 56.5 and Dilma with 54 deaths per year. In addition, the CIMI claims such an increase in murders is due to the slow process of demarcation in some reservations, which was expected when Lula entered office. Filled with conflict, these areas instead, fell to crime, trafficking, and drug use. Read Article

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