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Brazilian prelates denounce attacks on indigenous people

Catholic World News - September 23, 2013

Two Brazilian prelates – Bishop Erwin Kräutler of Xingu and Bishop Enemésio Lazzaris of Balsa – have denounced the expulsion of indigenous peoples from their lands to make room for agricultural enterprises.

The Missionary Indigenous Council, headed by Bishop Kräutler, lamented the murder of 563 indigenous persons in Brazil in the past decade and asserts that 611 have committed suicide because of “segregation on roadsides or in tiny reservations,” the Fides news agency reported.

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