Brazil: Ka’apor tribe takes law into their own hands, expell loggers working illegally

Posted on September 6, 2014 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, Enviromental Issues, Latin America Indigenous Issues reported a group of indigenous people in Brazil’s Amazon region have detained and expelled loggers working illegally in their ancestral lands. Leaders of the Ka’apor tribe accused the Brazilian authorities of failing to protect them. They tied up the loggers and set fire to their trucks and chainsaws, before forcing them out, reported the Reuters news agency. The logs found at the indigenous territory in the north-eastern state of Maranhao were also destroyed. Read Article

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