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For now the Guaranis and Kaiowas who had seized farmer's lands in Brasil are backing off, but the issue concerning their original land remains unresolved...
from BBC News online:
Brazilian Indians end occupations
Indians who occupied ranches in western Brazil, claiming the land as their ancestral right, are leaving the area. Up to 3,000 Guarani and Kaiowa Indians had invaded 14 ranches in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul in recent weeks. Violence had been feared after they ignored a judicial eviction order, but an agreement was reached on Saturday. The Indians will retain a presence on three of the farms, while the government completes steps to declare the whole area a reservation.
However, the agreement is said to have angered farmers, who stand to lose the land, and will only be able to claim compensation for "improvements" which have been made upon it.
Four thousand different MAGNATES, MOGULS & NABOBS are romping in my
Just reading up on some of this lately, was interesting.Posted by Tiffany | August 12, 2004 01:09 AM
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