'Federal government encourages mining in indigenous lands, ' says Senator Randolfe Rodrigues

'Federal government encourages mining in indigenous lands, ' says Senator Randolfe Rodrigues

In almost 24 years of demarcation, there has never been anything of the nature of what was reported, says Rodrigues

Amapá's Senator, Randolfe Rodrigues (Rede-AP), said in an interview with BBC News Brazil that the government of Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) encourages invasions of indigenous lands for ore exploration, as happened in the case of the west of his state denounced by leaders of the wajãpi people, involving the death of a village chief, which is being investigated by the Federal Police and the National Indian Foundation (Funai).

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