Brazil: the Guarani struggle

Dear friends,

As part of Front Line Defenders World Cup 2014 campaign, I spent two weeks filming in Brazil, making a 7-part video series highlighting human rights defenders who are under great risk. Part 1, illustrating the struggle of favela activists in Rio to hold onto their homes, can be viewed here.

Part 2, released today, is a look at the struggle of the indigenous Guarani community in the Southwestern Brazilian state of Mato Grosso du Sol, who are desperately trying to reclaim their tribal lands from big agro-business–and being brutally targeted (often killed) in the process by the farmers, usually with complete immunity.

Watch more here:

 

And, please do spread, circulate, share.   The world is watching Brazil right now. Let’s make sure that soccer matches are not the only thing they are seeing.

In soldarity,

Jen Marlowe

 

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