(APIB) on Friday disclosed that coronavirus pandemic has hit 38 indigenous
groups in Brazil, raising fears for populations that have a history of being
decimated by outside diseases
Brazil with frightening speed, the association said in a statement.
coronavirus and 92 deaths among the affected groups, mainly in the Brazilian
community of Parque das Tribos, outside the northern city of Manaus, held a
funeral for its chief, Messias Kokama, who died of COVID-19.
wrapped in plastic to avoid spreading the virus.
the pandemic, has seen its death toll spiral.
cases so far, though experts say under-testing means the real figures could be
15 times higher or more.
illegal miners and loggers to encroach on indigenous lands, said rights group
help of a government that seeks to fully kill the first inhabitants of the
world and does not seek to conceal it, “said the group.
for his attempt to open up protected indigenous lands to agriculture and