Indigenous Missionary Council of the Brasilian Catholic Bishops's Conference (CIMI) July 2014 Report on Land-Related Violence toward Traditional Peoples
During most of 2013 and 2014, PLANT staff have been following specific connections between forms of land grabbing and violence towards traditional peoples and their cultures in the Brasilian Amazonian region. Of special interest is the July 2014 CIMI report, whose President is Bishop Erwin Krauteler. He serves the largest diocese of the Church in Brasil, the Amazonian Xingu diocese, and has accompanied the social and environmental hardships of indigenous peoples in the region for over half a century.
"The Chairman of the Indigenous Missionary Council (CIMI), Bishop Erwin Kräutler, is charging governmental agencies with neglect toward indigenous policy and the life of indigenous peoples. He believes that the interruption by the government of the procedures for the demarcation of Indians’ lands aggravates conflicts in many states and intensifies violence and death threats against this population throughout the country."
PLANT will post the full report in English as soon as it becomes available. Meanwhile, you may want to check out two excellent articles in English about some major issues issues highlighted in the above Report at: