Indigenous Brazilians demand justice as 3 killed in escalating violence

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By Karla Mendes Indigenous groups in Brazil are demanding justice after a spate of killings allegedly linked to land disputes left three people dead and two injured in the space of just two days, and raised concerns about escalating violence against native peoples throughout the country. Janildo Oliveira Guajajara was shot and killed by unknown assailants in an apparent ambush in the municipality of Amarante, in the northeastern state of Maranhão, at dawn on Sept. 3. The perpetrators also shot and injured a 14-year-old Guajajara boy who was with Janildo at the time, Indigenous leaders and righ…

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