Brazil: Fuel vs. Food - Spreading the Word of the Indigenous Guarani-Kaiowa

Guarani man in tribal attire © FIAN International
Guarani man in tribal attire © FIAN International

The indigenous Guarani-Kaiowá of Mato Grosso do Sul (MS), Brazil – approximately 30,000 people - have lived in poverty and without access to their ancestral lands since the spread of soy and sugarcane monocultures began in the 1970s. In November 2007, the Federal Public Ministry (MPF) and FUNAI (the National Foundation for the Support of the Indigenous Peoples) signed the Terms of Adjustment of Conduct (TAC) - an agreement in which the Government committed to identify and demarcate 36 lands of the Guarani-Kaiowá in MS by 2009. However, this has not yet taken place and the attacks on the indigenous community have continued.

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Statement | 10-11-2014
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Brazilian State to comply with its human rights obligations

In a letter to the Brazilian authorities, the International Council of FIAN International manifests indignation of new acts of brutal violence against the Guarani-Kaiowá peoples.    Read more

News | 17-10-2014
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Speakers’ tour in Europe drew attention to the violence against Guarani-Kaiowá communities

Organized in Europe with a delegation from Brazil, a two-week Speakers Tour took place to raise awareness of the international community on the ongoing violence against the Guarani-Kaiowá indigenous communities of Brazil due to their fight to defend the right to territory    Read more

Press Release | 16-09-2014
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Speakers Tour on the Guarani-Kaiowá kicks off in Europe

16 September 2014 marks the beginning of a two-week tour in Europe on the indigenous Guarani-Kaiowá communities of Brazil.    Read more

Report | 24-01-2014
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Fact Sheet Dec.2013: Guarani-Kaiowá, Brazil

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Press Release | 28-11-2013
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Guarani Ñandeva Indigenous Peoples of Brazil demonstrate peacefully to claim their human right to territory

For 45 days, the Guarani Ñandeva have been camping in their own territory to indicate they will not yield to the pressures of farm businesses    Read more

Press Release | 28-10-2013
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Hearing on the situation of human rights defenders in Brazil before the Inter-American Commission

Brazil: Victims and NGO's denounce violence against human rights defenders fighting for the right to territory before the Inter-American Human Rights Commission on October 29, 2013    Read more

Campaign | 04-06-2013
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Petition to Brazilian Government

1. The Guarani-kaiowá community

Over 40 thousand Guarani-kaiowá live in Southern Mato Grosso do Sul in conditions of confinement, unable to live in accordance with their culture and traditions. The...    Read more

Open Letter | 27-03-2013
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FIAN Demands Justice for Murder of Guarani Teenager

The indigenous Guarani-Kaiowá of Mato Grosso do Sul (MS), Brazil have lived in poverty and without access to their ancestral lands since the spread of soy and sugarcane monocultures began in the 1970s.    Read more

Open Letter | 25-03-2013
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FIAN Successfully Petitions European Parliament to Intervene on behalf of Guarani

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Press Release | 31-01-2013
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Brazil: First Step Taken Towards Recognition of Indigenous Lands of Guarani-Kaiowá

Victory for indigenous Guarani-Kaiowá of Brazil.    Read more