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Indians Urge Brazil's Next President to Protect Ancestral Land

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Indians representing many of Brazil's 233 tribes have demanded that the country's next President map out their ancestral land which has been taken from them for industrial projects, cattle ranching, and soya planting.


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Aletta Kraan (146)
Thursday August 26, 2010, 6:54 pm
Noted , they have the right to keepp their own land .

Gail Lopez (65)
Thursday August 26, 2010, 7:45 pm
Thank you.

Stan B (123)
Thursday August 26, 2010, 11:56 pm
Kudos to you Cal for posting this article. We hear very little about the fate of these poor people in Brazil and the injustices they have had to endure.

Mike Feenaughty (267)
Friday August 27, 2010, 3:03 am

Gem Capitli (0)
Friday August 27, 2010, 2:59 pm
it will be nice if the Indians will be heard.

patrica and edw jones (190)
Friday August 27, 2010, 6:35 pm
Everyone should be up in arms about this - it is all to prevalent nowadays.....makes us soooo angry.

mr Crowley (23)
Saturday August 28, 2010, 12:31 am
hope they succeed

. (1)
Saturday August 28, 2010, 12:45 pm
Noted. Thank you Cal.

gary leigh (0)
Saturday August 28, 2010, 1:31 pm

Norm C (74)
Saturday August 28, 2010, 2:35 pm
Lula cannot run again; the presidency is limited to two terms. I hope that the next president will give serious enforcement and budgetary resources to saving the Amazon, its forests and its inhabitants.

The entire world depends on Brazil's rainforests for oxygen and CO2 sequestration. The inhabitants depend on it for their present existence.

Trish K (93)
Saturday August 28, 2010, 6:22 pm
Sadly you see how the Native Americans have fared. Not well. I pray for their people and traditions and land.
Unfortunately Money Talks.

Teresa K (33)
Saturday August 28, 2010, 9:08 pm
Noted and thank you!

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 29, 2010, 5:26 am
Blessings to the Indians in their cause.

josie batlles (44)
Sunday August 29, 2010, 7:46 am
They have their human right to keep their is disgusting that it should be taken from them to plant soya and such...I hope they get the result they deserve but with the Brazilian goverment in place I very much doubt it...they will only act if they know the world is watching them! remember when the police in Brazil were killing little homeless children to 'clean the streets'? it only stopped when the world united in outcry at this barbarity.

Interesting article. Thank you for sharing x

Mary Latela (3)
Sunday August 29, 2010, 12:33 pm
When will we ever learn?

M B (62)
Monday August 30, 2010, 12:30 pm
The Natives have every right to keep their land, but in most cases money decides. I'm suspecious about the
goverment, what do they plan to achieve ? Justice above monocultural crops and the lot? I hope the Indians will
be heared.....
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