For Brazil’s persecuted Krenak people, justice arrives half a century later

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Half a century after Indigenous elder Jacó Krenak and dozens of fellow natives were bound and forcibly taken to concentration camps run by Brazil’s military dictatorship, a federal court has ordered the government to apologize and deliver reparations to the Krenak people. Judge Anna Cristina Rocha Gonçalves charged the federal government, the Minas Gerais state government and the country’s Indigenous affair agency, Funai, for the crimes committed against the Krenak people in southeastern Minas Gerais during the dictatorship that ran from 1964 to 1985. She ordered the federal government to orga…

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