Tragedy: 4 Deaths and 4 Months Later Brazilian Indians Still Living by the Highway

The president of Brazil’s National Indian Foundation (FUNAI), Mércio Pereira Gomes, classified the situation of the Guarani-Kaiowá Indians who are living in an encampment alongside the BR-384 highway, between the municipalities of Antônio João and Bela Vista, in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, as a Brazilian tragedy.

The Guarani-Kaiowá – 900 of them – were evicted, December 15, 2005, by court order from the Nande Ru Maragatu lands, after the then president of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), minister Nelson Jobim, granted an injunction restoring the lands to their former owners. This decision suspends the homologation of the area, according to Gomes.

The STF’s press office informed that a date has not yet been set for the full court to judge the merits of the case. Minister Cézar Peluso is in charge of preparing the report. Gomes appealed to the STF to settle this case as soon as possible.

"The problem is that sometimes the delays are excessive, so we really want the minister who is in charge of this cause, this case, to reach a decision and place it in judgment, as rapporteur, so that it can be resolved."

Gomes recalled that the homologation process for this Indian territory, which covers 9.3 thousand hectares, lasted around six years. He said that removing the Indians from the region entailed a series of problems, such as the death of four children.

"The Indians that were removed are encamped alongside the highway and are suffering from many problems, despite the fact that the FUNAI and the FUNASA (National Health Foundation) are present at the locale. Four children have already died as a result of malnutrition, the accommodations in which they are living. And it is a very bad thing to observe."

Agência Brasil

Tags:

You May Also Like

Brazil’s Lula Wishes to End Third to First World Subordination

The Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva defended the union between the developing ...

On the color of the President’s private parts

Is there a Brazilian fixation with saco (scrotum)? The use of the less than ...

Despite US$ 2 Bi Surplus Brazil’s Foreign Debt Still US$ 203.5 Bi

In the month of January, Brazil’s balance of payments (summarizing the country’s economic transactions ...

Argentina President in Brazil Looking for Inspiration and Money

The President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, traveled this Saturday, September 6 to ...

A Glimpse of Brazil’s Filmmaker Kogut in Los Angeles

The Beyond Film program at California’s Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center will  host celebrated ...

Tasting Noel

There has been a revival of Noel Rosa’s life and work. But who is ...

30% of Brazil’s GDP and 70% of Exports Come from Medium and High Tech Products

The solidity of economic indicators, the size of the market, both effective and potential, ...

Brazil’s Zero Hunger International Gets Wide Backing

Brazil’s special presidential advisor and coordinator of the Zero Hunger Program, Brother Betto, affirmed ...

The Egyptian Antiques of Brazil’s Masp Museum

The São Paulo Art Museum (Masp) has in its collection Egyptian archaeological items. The ...

Brazil Is Setting the Agenda for Trade Between World’s Rich and Poor

Brazil has managed to impose its agenda in the current global trade liberation discussions, ...

WordPress database error: [Table './brazzil3_live/wp_wfHits' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed]
SHOW FULL COLUMNS FROM `wp_wfHits`