giovedì 2 dicembre 2021

Brazilian Church agencies condemn arrest of indigenous people

(Eduardo Campos Lima, Crux) Two different agencies of Brazil’s bishops’ conference have condemned the arrest of 16 members of the Indigenous Akroá Gamella people on November 18 in Maranhão State after they protested the construction of a transmission line in their territory. The local energy company has been trying to install transmission lines in the Taquaritiua territory since 2016. Until now, the Akroá Gamella community had not been consulted about the project, which is required by law in cases that can impact traditional populations. (...)