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Brazil government authorizes Armed Forces deployment on indigenous lands in Rio Grande do Sul state

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The federal Ministry of Justice and Public Safety has authorized the National Force and the Federal Police in the indigenous lands of the Caingangues in Serrinha, Rio Grande do Sul.

In recent months, conflicts motivated by fighting between tribes have caused deaths and indiscriminate violence. The military will patrol the area of about 2,000 hectares, where about 1,700 indigenous people live.

Published in the Federal Gazette on Tuesday (19/10), the measure aims to authorize the employment of the National Public Security Force in support of the Federal Police in the Indigenous Land Serrinha . . .

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