July 03, 2008

Tribe to pope:  Help!

Brazil Indians seek pope's support in land battleBrazilian Indians locked in a land dispute in the Amazon met Pope Benedict at the Vatican on Wednesday to enlist Church support in their efforts to defend their three-year-old reservation. Brazil created the Raposa Serra do Sol reservation in the northern state of Roraima in 2005, but plans to remove the non-Indian farmers living inside sparked a legal battle and fuelled renewed violence.

Masked gunmen shot and wounded 10 Indians on May 5, including a 12-year-old boy, the Indians said.

1 comment:

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
Pope to tribe: "You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile..."
All Best
Russ Bates