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Rousseff to Sign Demarcation of Indigenous Lands in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, is scheduled to sign a decree on Monday, April 20th, demarking three areas of land in the Northern region of Brazil as indigenous lands, two in the state of Amazonas and in one in the state of Para. Together the areas total 232,500 hectares and will house four indigenous ethnic groups. The demarcation comes after a week of protests in Brasilia by several indigenous communities.

“The federal government met with representatives of the National Articulation of the Indigenous People and Miguel Rossetto, the . . .

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