Brazil's Indigenous People Protest As Lawmakers Vote To Limit Land Rights

"RIO DE JANEIRO — Lawmakers in Brazil approved a proposal that opponents argue will gut Indigenous land rights and environmental protection.

The fast-track approval highlights the strength of Brazil's powerful agriculture industry. Indigenous leaders vow more protests.

The law sailed through Brazil's lower house of Congress late Tuesday and is expected to pass the Senate. Among its provisions, it will limit the creation of new Indigenous reserves to lands that were only occupied by native people in 1988. That's the promulgation date of Brazil's latest constitution."

Carrie Kahn reports for NPR May 31, 2023.

Source: NPR, 06/01/2023