End of impunity for Indigenous killings in sight for Brazil’s Guajajara

Published by

By Karla Mendes This story was supported by the Pulitzer Center’s Rainforest Investigations Network where Karla Mendes is a fellow. ARARIBOIA INDIGENOUS TERRITORY, Brazil — “I still remember it a lot. Every day. I’ve never forgotten what happened there,” says Laércio Guajajara. “When I looked at my side, I’ll never forget it. My companion was already on the ground. I don’t think he even had time to fire a single shot … That’s why we consider it an ambush indeed.” Laércio was a witness to, and survivor of, the killing of fellow Indigenous forest guardian Paulo Paulino Guajajara — an attack that…

Read More

Leave a Reply