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Indigenous women protest Bolsonaro in Brasilia

Brasilia, August 14 (RHC)-- In Brazil, up to 2,000 indigenous women gathered in the capital Brasília this week to protest the policies of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.  Hundreds occupied a health ministry building Tuesday as they demanded the government respect indigenous rights and the Amazon. 

Joênia Wapichana, the first indigenous woman elected to the Brazilian Congress, told reporters: "Protest is an important act to defend the rights of indigenous peoples.  We are under a series of systematic, violent attacks.  There’s the lack of demarcation of indigenous lands, the issue of health, education.  This is all in danger.  We are fighting against privatizing, for a fairer and quality education.”

Edited by Ed Newman
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