Brasilia, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) The Articulation of the Indigenous Poples of Brazil (APIB) rejected the bill signed by far right president Jair Bolsonaro to regulate mining and generation of electricity in the native reservations.
The dream of Bolsonaro’s government is, in fact, to satisfy the economical interests that propelled his candidacy and hold his administration, even if it means a total contempt for the national and international legislation guaranteeing our fundamental rights, indicates a statement from the APIB.
The initiative, presented on Wednesday to the Chamber of Deputies, pretends to regulate the economic exploitation of the indigenous lands, that is, mining, hydroelectricity and agro-industry.
These activities will serve the interests of the great entrepreneurs and land owners.
During his speech, Bolsonaro said his dream was to free the indigenous reservations for mining, an old promise of his governemnt.
After 4 days of meetings under the leadership of chieftain Raoni Metuktire, over 600 natives signed in January a letter-manifesto denouncing the genocidal policy promoted by Bolsonaro’s government against the native peoples.
Named as the Piaraçu Manifesto, the writing describes the bill as ‘genocide, ethnocide and ecocide.’