Brazil´s `lost report` info genocide surfaces after 40 years


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Figueiredo report, Brazil

Brazil’s ‘lost report’ into genocide surfaces after 40 years

Posted by talesfromthelou on May 29, 2013

Brazil’s ‘lost report’ into genocide surfaces after 40 years | World news | guardian.co.uk.

Figueiredo report reveals alleged crimes against indigenous tribes from 1940s to 1980s and sheds light on current land policy


Jonathan Watts and Jan Rocha

◾guardian.co.uk,
◾Wednesday 29 May 2013Figueiredo report, Brazil

Umutima shaman in 1957: the Figueiredo report caused an outcry after it revealed crimes against Brazil’s indigenous population. Photograph: José Idoyaga/Survival

Warning: Some of the descriptions are not for the faint of heart

A “lost” report into genocide, torture, rape and enslavement of indigenous tribes during Brazil‘s military dictatorship has been rediscovered, raising fresh questions about whether the government has made amends and punished those responsible.

The 7,000-page Figueiredo report has not been seen for more than 40 years, but extracts acquired by the Guardian reveal hundreds…

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