Brazilian Experts Warn in Open Letter to President Bolsonaro a ‘Genocide Is Underway’ Against Uncontacted Tribes
“Bolsonaro’s ‘aggressive rhetoric fuels violence against Indigenous land and peoples.’
“The council’s report was released the same day that Bolsonaro gave his first speech to the U.N. General Assembly—during which he reiterated some of his common messages about Indigenous people in Brazil and claimed that his government ‘is solemnly committed to environmental preservation and sustainable development,’ despite mounting global concern and criticism over the summer surge in deforestation and fires in the Amazon rainforest.
”’As expected, Bolsonaro’s speech at the United Nations has doubled down on division, on nationalism, and on ecocide,’ the Brazilian Climate Observatory said at the time. ‘Bolsonaro’s policies bring an immediate risk to all humankind.’“