Breaking from tradition, indigenous women lead fight for land rights in Brazil

FILE PHOTO: Indian Leader Sonia Guajajara talks during a news conference at the Terra Livre camp, or Free Land camp, in Brasilia, Brazil April 25, 2019. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s indigenous women have been overturning tradition to step into the spotlight and lead an international push to defend their tribal land rights, which are up against the greatest threat they have faced in years under right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro. Brazil’s 850,000 indigenous peoples live on reservations that make up 13 percent […]

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