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Indigenous Leader Seeks One Million Euros to Build Fence Around Xingu

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After gaining international fame due to his partnership with British music star Sting in the 1990’s, Brazilian indigenous leader Raoni is once again in Europe in search of investors willing to defend the Amazon forest and its peoples from uncontrolled exploitation.

"I am looking for a million euros to finance green walls made of bamboo, to outline the great Xingu Reserve, which has suffered from the permanent intrusion of lumber and exotic animal dealers; miners and hunters, who come to hunt on our lands," said Raoni in an interview . . .

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