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Brazil’s FUNAI Calls Army to Help Protect Isolated Indigenous Tribes

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian National Indian Foundation (Funai) announced on Monday that it requested the presence of Brazil’s Military Police and Army working in the Amazon region after armed men attacked a base designated to protect isolated indigenous communities in the Vale do Javari, in the western part of Amazonas state, near the Peruvian border.

“FUNAI reports invaders exchanged gunshots with the police and targeted a FUNAI boat, putting indigenous, FUNAI employees and police at risk,” said the statement issued by the foundation.

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