The end of Rio: Brazil’s indigenous groups facing a government battle


International Development Journal

Chiara Campanelli:


In Brazil a small group of indigenous people called Munduruku have been battling the Brazilian institution to get the recognition of their lands for years.

Munduruku, Guarani and other indigenous groups living in the Amazon Forest are facing a hard battle to get the protection of their lands against Brazilian and foreign industrial companies.

The Brazilian Economy

Brazil is the ninth largest economy in the world and its economic growth has increased thanks to investment in infrastructure and tourism until nowadays, when the Dilma Rousseff government faces a deep financial crisis during the Olympic Games. During this event Brazilian government has spent 7 billion to modernise public transport and 8.9 billion has been invested in social politics, thinking that the Olympic Games would highlight the persistent gap among Brazilian social classes.

Brazilian economic projects focus on investment in infrastructure, but health and social programmes are often left halfway…

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