Pará, Brazil: Indians Release Hostages After Government Negotiations

Posted on June 24, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Conflicts, Latin America Indigenous Issues, Politics

Globo reported on June 24, 2013 that Mundurukú Indians in Jacareacanga, Pará, released three hostages who were captured on Friday (21) after negotiations with the Federal government agreed to suspend environmental studies in anticipation of building two power plants in the region. The three hostages are researchers who work for Eletrobras. The Indians seized all equipment; computers, fishing nets, traps, and cameras, used by the researchers. Read Article

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