247 – Federal Police Representative Alexandre Saraiva, former PF chief executive at Amazonas, denounced a series of lawmakers on Tuesday (14) that would be part of what he called a criminal bank in the Amazon.
During Saraiva’s participation in Globonews ‘Estudio I’, Saraiva was asked if he had already received death threats and said “most northern politicians” would work for the crime. Prepared: “MPs, Senators and Governors”.
“I will name: Zequinha Marinho, Telmário Mota, Mecias de Jesus, Jorginho Mel (from Santa Catarina!) Sent a letter … Carla Zambelli went there too, protecting the loggers along with Ricardo Salles. We There was a crime, Alexander Sarava confirms.
In 2021, Alexandre Saraiva was transferred from the position of PF Director in the Amazonas after ordering the largest illegal timber seizure in Brazilian history and was removed a day after reporting a crime against Ricardo Salles to the STF. Saraiva accused Salles of obstructing the investigation.
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The Bruno and Phillips case exposes the dangers of forest protection in Brazil. See recent cases
Bruno Pereira appears sitting in the middle of the jungle of the Indigenous Territory (TI) of the Vale do Javari in the Amazonas. In an old video that spread this Monday (13) Indigenous people – missing with British journalist Dom Phillips since day 5 – set the rhythm with his feet while singing ethnic songs Origin of the area. He laughs at people who do not appear in the picture and pulls out a cigarette.
The video, which can only be a beautiful record, shows the turmoil in the context of conflicting news and national and international pressure to find the missing.
As the tragedy returns, Brazil needs more and more protectors of its forests and territories, it’s even more dangerous to be one of them. According to a report by the Pastoral Land Committee (CPT) released in April, the death toll in conflict in rural areas of the country increased by 1,000% between 2020 and 2021.
The Amazon region, where Bruno and Dom went missing, scenes of representation of actions and executions by environmental activists such as Chico Mendes and Dorothy Stang emerged in a CPT survey. Amazon amassed 52% of all land disputes in the country last year. In the nine states that make up Legal Amazon, 80% of the murder results occur.
Hundreds of people protested in Atalaia do Norte (AM) on Monday (13) as police and indigenous groups carried out another day of searching for the Itaquaí River. The newspaper is scheduled to arrive.
In a circle with shouts and shouts, the indigenous people from the seven peoples, represented by the União dos Povos do Vale do Javari (Univaja), condemned the lack of action against their territorial aggression, angry with And the disappearance of Pereira and Phillips and the resurgence of violence against indigenous peoples and their allies. Remember some recent cases:
On May 14, Sarapo Ka’apor, 45, ate a fish. Hours later he died. The leadership of the Ka’apor Self-Defense Guard in Alto Turiaçu TI in Maranhão Amazon Sarapo is active in combating the encroachment of loggers, explorers and miners in the protected area.
Targets of persecution and intimidation, as publicly announced by the Indigenous Missionary Council (CIMI) in January, are included in the Sharapu State Program for Protection of Persons with Disabilities. Threats. It did not help.
Tuxa Ta Pame, Ka’apor’s People’s Management Council, wrote in a note: “We are afraid that influential people have arranged for assassin services to poison Sarapo.” Indigenous peoples therefore demand their withdrawal from the leadership and justice system.
Zezico Rodrigues Guajajara
Also in Maranhão, 476 km from São Luís Zezico Rodrigues Guajajara was shot near Aldeia Zutiuá in Arame on March 31, 2020.
Zezico is the director of the Aruru Center for Indigenous Education and has denounced deforestation and logging in the area.
It is in the same TI Araribóia – 413 thousand hectares of land inhabited by about 12,000 indigenous people – that the people of Guajajara already experienced last year the execution of Paulino, the leader of They other.
Paulo Paulino Guajajara
Nicknamed the “Evil Wolf” and “Guardian of the Forest”, Paulo Paulino Guajajara was the victim of a raid while returning from a one-day hunt with a friend, Laércio Guajajara, who escaped injury. It was on November 1, 2019 and was shot in the back Paulino did not survive.
Married to youngest son Paulino Guajajara, he is also part of an indigenous group working to protect the forest and its people in the fight against deforestation. His father, a spiritual leader, was one of the most important traditional singers of Guajajara.
It looks like the same thing, but it’s another story with the same plot. Like Bruno Pereira, Sarapo Ka’arapo and Paulino Guajajara, Ari Uru-Eu-Wau-Wau is also part of a self-organized monitoring group to protect, record and denounce illegal logging in its territory. Rondônia.
He also received death threats before it happened on April 18, 2020. Ari was killed at the age of 33 on Saturday morning on a street in Jaru (RO).
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