Survival International Accuses Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro of Genocidal Policies Against Indigenous Tribes

BRAZIL INDIGENOUS PROTEST
Indigenous people of the Pataxo ethnicity, from the state of Bahia, take part in a protest on the esplanade of the Ministries in Brasilia, Brazil, on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. The group is encamped with representatives of other tribes and social movements, and are protesting against the government policies of Brazil's President Michel Temer, land demarcation and health policies in indigenous communities. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres) Eraldo Peres / Associated Press
BRAZIL INDIGENOUS PROTEST
Indigenous people of the Pataxo ethnicity, from the state of Bahia, take part in a protest on the esplanade of the Ministries in Brasilia, Brazil, on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. The group is encamped with representatives of other tribes and social movements, and are protesting against the government policies of Brazil's President Michel Temer, land demarcation and health policies in indigenous communities. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres) Eraldo Peres / Associated Press

Survival International Accuses Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro of Genocidal Policies Against Indigenous Tribes

In a new op-ed, the indigenous rights NGO, Survival International, declares indigenous “uncontacted tribes” in Brazil face genocide under newly-elected president, Jair Bolsonaro. Survival states his new policies will accelerate displacement of indigenous peoples from their ancient lands, bring deadly disease, and increase massacres from agribusiness-supported militia. Sarah Shenker, Brazil campaigner for Survival International, will update us on her group’s continued efforts to save various tribes in Brazil from extinction.