Brazil’s Bolsonaro Will Review Big Territories for ‘Few Indians’

Aug. 30, 2019, 4:04 PM

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro is doubling-down on his attack on indigenous territories, proposing a review of the reserves he says were created fraudulently.

“There’s a lot of land for few indians,” Bolsonaro told reporters Friday, using a word common in Brazil to refer to indigenous people. “My decision is to stop demarcating land for indians,” he said, adding that he suspected wrongdoing in the allocation of territories and that he believed the indigenous had sold land to foreigners. He offered no evidence for his claims.

Brazil’s president has repeatedly criticized the size of territories occupied by 305 different tribes who he ...

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