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This is the first open letter by the Munduruku Indians, about the recent step of marking out the limits of their land in an attempt to force the authorities to give them the legal rights to land they have long occupied
Will the protests be co-opted, or do they point the way to another, better society?
Marking out land is to stake out rights, ownership, stewardship. Unmarked land can just be seized. Felipe Garcia, a volunteer at the Munduruku Demarcation Mission, explains.
Despite government denials, video and photos posted on the internet give clear evidence of the excessive use of violence by the police in São Paulo
Indians have occupied the main construction sites for the huge Belo Monte dam and the government has responded by banning journalists.
The Brazilian government is about to approve the construction of the country’s largest ever gold mine at Volta Grande on the Xingu River, only a short distance from the site of the internationally criticised Belo Monte dam.
Despite widespread protests, a group of indians from different ethnic groups has been violently evicted from a building very close to the famous Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
Mare Favela children speak in a crowd-funded documentary film about life in a Brazilian urban slum.
Protests and demonstrations greet inexplicable appointment by Brazil's Congress
A new documentary film about a Munduruku village on the Tapajós river region in Brazilian Amazonas, directed by LAB editor Nayana Fernandez.

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