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22 Mar 2017

Survival Intl.

Paraguay: Govt. will meet monthly with Ayoreo leaders for a year to discuss the return of their land illegally occupied by companies

“Talks begin at last over fate of uncontacted tribe- The area is home to the last uncontacted Indians outside the Amazon-It has the highest deforestation rate in the world”, 22 March 2017

Efforts to protect the territory of a vulnerable uncontacted tribe from rampant illegal deforestation have received a boost with the opening of talks between the Paraguayan government and tribal representatives. The uncontacted Ayoreo are the last uncontacted Indians outside the Amazon. Their territory, in...Paraguay, has the highest deforestation rate in the world...The talks are the result of a formal request, submitted by local organization GAT to the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights (IACHR), for the land be returned to its rightful indigenous owners. Government representatives will meet monthly with Ayoreo leaders for one year, in a process overseen by a U.N. official.The Ayoreo’s territory is occupied by a number of companies that are deforesting the land to make way for cattle. These include Brazilian ranching enterprise Yaguarete Porá S.A and Carlos Casado S.A (a subsidiary of Spanish construction company Grupo San José)...