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Brazil: Indigenous leader explains the impacts of agribusiness expansion and infrastructure development in the Amazon

Author: Mongabay, Published on: 2 December 2019

“‘Everything is dying’: Q&A with Brazilian indigenous leader Alessandra Munduruku”, 27th November 2019

…Alessandra Munduruku recently spoke at the Global Climate Strike and presented the Munduruku Consultation Protocol to the European Parliament, tabling complaints about rights violations faced by indigenous peoples in Brazil.

While in Berlin, the Brazilian indigenous leader told Mongabay about the on-the-ground impacts of agribusiness expansion and infrastructure development in the Amazon…

The free actions of agribusiness companies and loggers, in addition to the construction of hydroelectric plants, ports and railways in an accelerated manner, are a continuous way of destroying the Amazon. We have not been heard in recent years, and the situation has worsened under the Bolsonaro government. So I hope the mobilization will continue. But there is no point in just having the will to do something. Europeans and people all over the world have to act, starting by listening to the people who really know the forests. I came precisely to show that what happens in Brazil is also Europe’s responsibility…

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