Brazil’s indigenous struggle // Luta indígena no Brasil

“A vida não tem sido fácil para os povos indígenas do Brasil desde o Português chegou mais de 500 anos atrás. Mas os problemas se agravaram nos últimos tempos, os grupos de dizer, como um aumento na agricultura, causada principalmente pelas exportações para a China, tem aumentado o poder de lobby no Congresso do ruralista, que representa os proprietários cujos interesses muitas vezes se chocam com os das tribos.”

“Life hasn’t been easy for Brazil’s indigenous peoples since the Portuguese arrived more than 500 years ago. But the problems have worsened of late, the groups say, as an agricultural boom, led by exports to China, has increased the congressional lobbying power of the ruralista, which represents landowners whose interests often clash with those of the tribes.”

From the LA Times
http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-ff-brazil-tribes-farmers-20131002,0,3179181.story

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