4 weeks Armed groups surround Amazon river Manilatimes |World
RIO de Janeiro: Brazil deployed police to a remote Amazon village on Sunday after reports that it had been overrun by armed miners following the murder of an indigenous leader, officials and tribal chiefs said. The violence in an area of the northern Amapa state controlled by the Waiapi tribe comes as Brazil’s indigenous people face growing pressures from miners, ranchers and loggers under pro-business President Jair Bolsonaro, who on Saturday called for the “first world” to help exploit the “absurd quantity of minerals” in the Amazon rainforest. Last Monday, a Waiapi indigenous leader was killed and his body was ... more