Number of the week

A tragic year for indigenous peoples in Brazil

Fueled by impunity, invasions surge in Brazil's Indigenous lands

indigenous peoples in Brazil
Indigenous groups during a protest in Brasília, in Sep. 2021. Photo: Marcos Casiano/Shutterstock

Welcome to the “Number of the Week,” where we choose a single figure that helps understand what is going on in Brazil. This week, we show how 2020 was a tragic year for indigenous groups in Brazil. 

cases of violations in or against indigenous lands in 2020

In Brazil, 2020 was marked by the soaring number of Covid-19 deaths and the government’s pandemic mismanagement. It would be expected that the sanitary crisis could have at least slowed down forays into indigenous lands by miners, loggers, and land grabbers. Instead, last year saw an alarming increase...

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