[PDF] "Violations Of The Rights Of the Guarani of Mato Grosso Do Sul State, Brazil"
Author: Survival International, Published on: 2 March 2010
In the state of Mato Grosso do Sul in Brazil are being seriously damaged by the denial of land
Rights…United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay stated that…Brazil’s indigenous people ‘are not benefiting from the country’s impressive economic progress, and are being held back by discrimination and indifference, chased out of their lands and into forced labour”…[T]he Guarani…[are] losing their ancestral lands to sugar cane, soya and tea planters, cattle ranchers…In 2008, there were 70 cases of violence registered against the Guarani…There were 60 assassinations of indigenous people in 2008...Groups of Guarani...move back to their ancestral lands, often to face intimidation and violent evictions by gunmen and private security firms contracted by ranchers. [refers to Gaspem Segurança]