Brazil recorded 305 cases of invasion, illegal exploitation, and damage to 226 pieces of indigenous land in 22 states in 2021, a record number. The total represents an increase of 180% compared to 2018 numbers, the last one before the beginning of Jair Bolsonaro's administration.
The data is part of the report Violence Against Indigenous Peoples in Brazil, released this Wednesday (17) by Cimi (Indigenist Missionary Council), an entity linked to the CNBB (National Conference of Brazilian Bishops).
The document points out that 2021 may have been "for many peoples the worst year of this century".
This is the sixth consecutive year that the survey has recorded an increase in the number of cases of violence against indigenous peoples, a problem intensified during the current government. Among the most affected peoples are the Yanomami (in Roraima and Amazonas), the Munduruku (Pará), the Pataxó (Bahia), Mura (Amazonas), Uru-eu-wau-wau and Karipuna (Rondônia), Chiquitano (Mato Grosso ) and kadiwéu (Mato Grosso do Sul).
Translated by Cassy Dias