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15 Apr 2014

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Survival International

Caught on video – Gunmen terrorize Brazilian Indians

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…[G]unmen…have been terrorizing a community of Brazilian Indians…[Guaranis]… since they returned to their ancestral land...[they are]…believed to be employed by the rancher occupying the…land…[O]ne of the members of the community…managed to film the gunmen…firing shots at them…since…[the Guaranis]…reoccupied their land, gunmen have continued to threaten them...In the latest attack, one woman was injured and many others were forced to flee. The Brazilian police…closed down Gaspem, a…security firm accused of killing at least two Guarani leaders, and…attacking hundreds more. Many similar companies…remain active, and politicians of Brazil’s powerful anti-indigenous farming lobby have been encouraging ranchers to evict Indians from their lands...