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BRAZIL HANDS OVER INDIGENOUS LAND DEMARCATION TO AGRICULTURE MINISTRY

01/07/2019

Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro, has issued an administrative decree that shifts responsibility for indigenous land demarcation from the government's indigenous affairs office to the ministry of agriculture. The decree also shifts authority over regulation of quilombola territory from the government's agrarian reform institute to the ministry. As a result, key areas of indigenous and quilombola policy will now be in the hands of industrial agribusiness advocates, giving agribusiness the political levers it needs to transform indigenous territories and treat forests as an industrial resource. For the full story, see https://news.mongabay.com/2019/01/bolsonaro-hands-over-indigenous-land-d....