Amazon Guardian killed by illegal loggers

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Illegal loggers reportedly ambushed and then opened fire on land protectors with the group Guardians of the Forest.

He was a member of Guardians of the Forest, a group formed to combat logging gangs in the area.

Paulo Paulino was shot within the neck and died within the jungle, in keeping with the Worldwide Survival group, who stated his accomplice was injured however managed to flee. His colleague, Tainaky Tenetehar, was shot in the back and arm but escaped.

The two males had left their village to gape water when the assault happened, the Maranhao executive's human rights secretariat said on Twitter. These people think they can come here, into our home, and help themselves to our forest? No.

"There is a lot of impunity". "While I'm president there will be no more demarcation of (indigenous) land", Bolsonaro has said repeatedly.

"Their racist words and genocidal, anti-indigenous proposals give a kind of green light".

"It is time to stop this institutionalized genocide". Stop authorising the bloodshed of our of us'.

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"The increase in violence in indigenous territories is a direct reflection of their hate speech, as well as their measures against indigenous peoples in Brazil", they said in a statement posted on their website on Saturday. While their reserves are federally protected, funding has been cut since President Jair Bolsonaro took office.

Amazon deforestation almost doubled in the first eight months of the year, compared with the same period a year before. It said IBAMA, Brazil's environmental agency, and FUNAI, the government's indigenous foundation, "entities that could act directly in the protection of the indigenous land, were dismantled and made inoperative, seized by agribusiness and rural barons".

Bolsonaro has vehemently defended his policies.

Brazil's justice minister, Sérgio Moro, promised a thorough investigation into the death of Mr. Guajajara by the federal police in the country.

"The Brazilian government has to accept that it is their responsibility to protect those lands. That they do not, their absence there, is what pushes the guardians to assume this defence - a very hard and unsafe job", she told AFP.

In a video interview released by Survival Global closing Three hundred and sixty five days, Laercio said: 'They must execute us all'.

"Maranhao state understood how the urgency of the situation in view of the federal government's failure to act, nearly in connivance with the attackers by encouraging the invasion of reservations", said national indigenous leader Sonia Guajajara.

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