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Brazil’s first indigenous congresswoman defends her people’s rights from Bolsonaro

Joênia Wapichana helped to win land titles for five indigenous groups in Brazil’s far north, but the president is threatening to re-open the area to white farmers and miners — When indigenous leader Joênia Wapichana first came across Jair Bolsonaro, she was appalled. The year was 2008, and there was a heated debate about the …

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Bolsonaro’s Davos speech promised anguish in indigenous lands

Presenting an acceptable Brazil to global investors, the president failed to mention measures he has taken that are already fuelling violence in indigenous lands — The first speech by president Jair Bolsonaro on an international stage, on Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland causes immense concern to Brazil’s indigenous peoples. When Bolsonaro …

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Brazil’s natural resources open for business, says Bolsonaro

In first overseas speech, president says he will strike balance between environment and “much-needed economic development” — Brazil is a land of forests, minerals and business opportunities, president Jair Bolsonaro said in his first international speech on Tuesday. “I want to introduce to all of you the new Brazil we are building,” Bolsonaro told the …

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Six big questions as Brazil’s new president heads to Davos

After months of rhetoric and speculation, what Jair Bolsonaro will actually deliver for Brazil’s people and the Amazon will hinge on these questions — Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro arrives at the World Economic Forum in bullish mood. His message is simple: I am the man to boost economic growth, cut corruption and attract new …

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