Killings of Indigenous People Grow 22.7 Percent in 2018, Report Shows

The number of murders of indigenous people in Brazil increased from 110 in 2017 to 135 in 2018, a 22.7 percent rise.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The states with the most recorded deaths last year were Roraima, where 62 homicides occurred, and Mato Grosso do Sul, where 38 deaths were recorded.

The data, collected from the mapping of cases throughout the country by the Indigenous Missionary Council (CIMI), are part of the report Violence against the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil - 2018 Data.

The document was released yesterday, September 24th, at the headquarters of the

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