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#Brazil: #Bolsonaro draws battle lines in fight over #Amazon indigenous lands

On January 1, 2019 the fascist president Bolsonaro took office in Brazil. Although the article seems to be written for a leftwing liberal audience we decided to re-publish it because it gives an impression about the size of the threat the Bolsanoro government is for indigenous people on the Brazilian territory.

In February, a Mongabay reporting team travelled to the Brazilian Amazon, spending time with the remote Sateré-Mawé, documenting their culture and long-time conflict with mining companies and land grabbers. This series looks at new threats imposed on the Sateré and indigenous groups across Brazil as they’re threatened by the ruralist-friendly policies of President Jair Bolsonaro. The trip was funded by the Amazon Rainforest Journalism Fund in association with the Pulitzer Center and Mongabay.

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