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Pataxo indigenous perform a ritual dance as they block the main entrance of Planalto presidential palace, Brasilia, Brazil, Nov. 22, 2016 (AP photo by Eraldo Peres).

Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples Seek Full Implementation of Their Formal Rights

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing WPR series on the legal status and socio-economic conditions of indigenous peoples in a range of countries.

Last week dozens of indigenous people blocked the entrance to the presidential palace in Brasilia to demand that Brazilian President Michel Temer’s administration respect their rights. In an email interview Ana Carolina Alfinito Vieira, a doctoral student at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, and Luiz Henrique Eloy, a lawyer with the Terena Indigenous Council, discuss indigenous rights in Brazil. ...

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