Brazil cancels indigenous land requests after land dispute

Indigenous claims to ancestral lands rejected as groups are pushed into crowded reserves and Amazon fires rage.

by

    Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro is refusing to give additional land to indigenous tribes who say they've been pushed out of their rightful homes and onto packed reserves.

    This comes as some indigenous areas have been wiped out by wildfires tearing through the Amazon jungle.

    It has put some indigenous groups in direct confrontation with farmers laying claim to the same land.

     

    Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Dourados in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'Money can't buy us': Mapping Canada's oil pipeline battle

    'Money can't buy us': Mapping Canada's oil pipeline battle

    We travel more than 2,000km and visit communities along the route of the oil pipeline that cuts across Indigenous land.

    Women under ISIL: The wives

    Women under ISIL: The wives

    Women married to ISIL fighters share accounts of being made to watch executions and strap explosives to other women.

    Diplomats for sale: How an ambassadorship was bought and lost

    Diplomats for sale: How an ambassadorship was bought and lost

    The story of Ali Reza Monfared, the Iranian who tried to buy diplomatic immunity after embezzling millions of dollars.