BRAZIL: Indigenous children starve


Another three children from the Guarani tribe starved to death in 2004, as the tribe's lack of access to farmland threatens a deep crisis. Fifteen Guarani children starved to death in 2003. In the last 70 years, the tribe has been gradually evicted from its traditional forest homelands by soya agribusiness and farmers. Just 1% of their original lands is still forest, and most Guarani live in reservations. In January, local courts decided to evict a Guarani family who had reoccupied some of the forest land. To help, visit <>.

From Green Left Weekly, March 2, 2005.
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