Guarani in Brazil require to kill rather than expel
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Guarani in Brazil require to kill rather than expel

Brasília : Brazil | Oct 26, 2012 at 5:14 AM PDT
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Following the eviction of a Brazilian court, a group of 170 Guarani Indians decided to write to the government in Brasilia to say they prefer death to exile. These people already suffering from a significant rate of suicide due to the theft of their ancestral lands. The Department of Indian Affairs swears he tries to reverse the judgment, but has not been able to sanctuaries Guarani lands. There are moments when the stage of despair is long past. A group of 170 Guarani, a Brazilian Indian population of 46,000 people strong, has written to the government in Brasilia to serve him they wished to be executed on the spot rather than being even expelled from their ancestral lands. "We want to die and be buried with our ancestors even here, they wrote, which is why we ask the government and the judiciary not to order our eviction order but our death and our collective burial here. We ask, once and for all, that our killing is ordered and tractors dig large holes to bury our bodies. " An extremely high suicide rate Far from being a farce, this call is taken very seriously because the Guarani, the admission of the Brazilian Ministry of Health, have a suicide rate 19 times higher than the rest of the population. It must be said that they suffer evictions and are often forced to survive as they can along the roads in makeshift camps. Yet there is a department of native affairs to the Brazilian government, FUNAI, responsible for dealing with such problems, but it has not yet been able to define a territory for sanctuary Guarani. She expressed a desire to break the eviction notice but this requires that the traditional territory of this people
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