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    Indigenous peoples in Brazil

    There are 896.917 indigenous persons in Brazil, distributed among 305 ethnic groups.The main challenge for indigenous people is the threat that new indigenous territories will no longer be established. Permissiveness prevails with hydroelectric and mining companies that directly or indirectly affect indigenous territory.
  • Land rights

    13.8% of the lands in the country have been reserved for indigenous peoples. The majority of these territories are concentrated in the Amazon.
  • Climate

    Permissiveness prevails with hydroelectric and mining companies that directly or indirectly affect indigenous territories. There is also an attempt to gradually deactivate the National Indian Foundation (FUNAI) by cutting its financing and its strategic personnel.
  • Governance

    In addition to suffering the slow pace of fulfilment of their rights, now the indigenous peoples are the target of systematic, violent attacks by the Democratic Association of Ruralists (UDR) and by transnational companies that have been granted mining or timber concessions.
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Mercosur - European Union Trade Agreement: Risks and Challenges for Indigenous Peoples in Brazil

Publisher: IWGIA
Author: Ricardo Verdum
Number of pages: 38
ISBN number: 978-87-93961-46-3
Publication language: English
Country publication is about: Brazil, Brasil
Financially supported by: IWGIA
Release year: 2021
Release month / day: Sep/01
Download URL: https://iwgia.org/doclink/mercosur-report-brazil-2021-en/eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJzdWIiOiJtZXJjb3N1ci1yZXBvcnQtYnJhemlsLTIwMjEtZW4iLCJpYXQiOjE2MzA2NzAzNTAsImV4cCI6MTYzMDc1Njc1MH0.gB5yLyqyGpW5IwvqV_4LjYHowHx-sYDVBxuDWEpYYR4

In this report, we will see that the situation of the land rights of Indigenous Peoples and communities is at extreme risk of setback, especially as a result of a coalition of forces under the coordination of sectors interested in expanding the agricultural frontier over Indigenous Lands.

The advantages that the Parties may eventually gain through the Agreement between Mercosur and the European Union will, conversely, be a disaster for the Indigenous Peoples and communities of Brazil.

The report is based on an analysis of academic literature, policy documents and legislation, documents produced by civil society (Indigenous, environmental and human rights organizations), and short interviews with key sources. 

The report was prepared by Ricardo Verdum, a social scientist, doctor in social anthropology from Latin America and the Caribbean. He is coordinator of the Indigenous Affairs Committee of the Brazilian Association of Anthropology.

 

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