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WorldBrazil tribal women protest Bolsonaro's 'genocidal policies'

20:26  13 august  2019
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Tens of thousands of women march in Brazil against Bolsonaro

Tens of thousands of women march in Brazil against Bolsonaro Tens of thousands of women took to the streets of Brazil's capital Wednesday to denounce President Jair Bolsonaro, in the third anti-government protest in the city in two days. © EVARISTO SA Women march against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in the capital Brasilia The huge demonstration in Brasilia comes as Bolsonaro faces increasing heat over rampant deforestation in the Amazon rainforest as well as education funding cuts, which have sparked nationwide protests by students and professors in recent months, including one in the capital on Tuesday.

Bolsonaro has spent decades on the fringes of Brazilian politics as a congressman for Rio de Janeiro state, but his popularity has surged in 2018; he has Analysts say Bolsonaro has been vague on the details of his policy platform, appealing instead to Brazil ’ s “culture wars,” making deeply conservative

Then Bolsonaro won October’s election on a far-right agenda, praising the military dictatorship that ran Brazil from 1964-1985 and promising to roll back Bolsonaro ’ s government, which takes office at the start of 2019, plans to move Funai to a new ministry of women , family and human rights headed by

Thousands of tribal women decorated with feathers and body paint marched on Brazil's capital Tuesday denouncing the "genocidal policies" of President Jair Bolsonaro, who faces growing criticism over destruction of the Amazon.

Brazil tribal women protest Bolsonaro's 'genocidal policies'© EVARISTO SA Brazilian indigenous women march in Brasilia to demand that the government protect the Amazon rainforest

Far-right Bolsonaro wants to develop the rainforest -- seen as vital to combatting climate change -- by allowing more mining and farming in the region.

The latest official figures show a sharp increase in deforestation in recent months compared with a year earlier. Activists blame the rise on Bolsonaro's anti-environment rhetoric.

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RIO DE JANEIRO — Hundreds of indigenous women are arriving in Brazil ’ s capital to protest the policies of President Jair Bolsonaro . Tamikua Faustino of the Pataxó tribe told The Associated Press: “It’ s time to cry out for help.” Many of the women wore traditional attire and painted their faces as part

Yet, Brazilian President Bolsonaro and newly elected Colombian President, Iván Duque Márquez, along with other powerful business leaders, most likely will One response to “Stopping Bolsonaro ’ s Genocidal Policies Targeting Brazil ’s Native Peoples”. Pingback: Preventing Brazilian Indigenous

But Bolsonaro has dismissed the data as lies and sacked the head of the government agency tasked with tracking tree clearing.

Carrying bows, arrows and spears, the indigenous women advanced on Congress in Brasilia carrying a large banner that said "Resist to exist" as they demanded greater protection of their land.

"Bolsonaro wants to wipe out our lands, our ethnicities," Potira Guajajara, a 22-year-old student from the northeastern state of Maranhao, told AFP.

"There have been many invasions of our lands by hunters and gold miners."

Brazil's government has demarcated hundreds of territories since the 1980s for the exclusive use of its 800,000 indigenous inhabitants. Access by outsiders is strictly regulated.

Bolsonaro opposes demarcating more land, claiming indigenous people already live "like a zoo animal."

Elected last year with support from the powerful agriculture lobby, Bolsonaro has pledged to combat illegal deforestation.

While the government admits clearing has increased, it insists it is not as great as indicated by the National Institute for Space Research.

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