Brazilian Indigenous Peoples Confront Double Threat of Covid-19 and Bolsonaro Policies

Brazilian Indigenous Peoples Confront Double Threat of Covid-19 and Bolsonaro Policies

After six days of fighting for his life in an intensive care unit in a Amazonas state hospital, a 15-year-old Yanomami teenage boy died in April 9 from complications caused by the coronavirus. The boy’s death sounded the alarm for Brazil’s Indigenous peoples who now face the fear of the virus alongside the stress of increasing criminal activities and government policies.

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Organized indigenous communities and indigenous knowledge can prevent the spread of Covid19

Organized indigenous communities and indigenous knowledge can prevent the spread of Covid19

With the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic in Latin America, indigenous peoples and communities face the challenges that this disease brings. Faced with government neglect, the absence of social investment in their regions and the lack of access to regional or national hospitals, indigenous people have a serious disadvantage, but our own ancestral knowledge provides forms of protection.

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