Brazil proposes bill to open up land to extraction projects

Brazil's far-right president is calling his new controversial plans for indigenous land a 'dream' but his critics are calling it a 'genocide bill'.

    Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro is proposing a bill that would open up indigenous land to mining, agriculture and energy projects.

    It is yet to receive congressional approval, but has drawn criticism from environmentalists and indigenous groups. They say it could wipe out their communities and speed up deforestation.

    Al Jazeera's Joao da Silva reports.


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