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Indigenous communities constantly express their anguish at the increase in indiscriminate deforestation.
Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has increased by 30 percent between January and March 2020, which has activated the alerts of that Latin American country's real-time deforestation detection system (Deter).
"The current government of Brazil does not care about the Amazon. Activists have been killed, the president says the indigenous people deserve nothing, he supports the deforestation of the Amazon."
Indigenous, farmers' and environmentalist movements have demanded that the government of ultra-right-wing Jair Bolsonaro put an end to the presence of squatters, miners and loggers. But their claims have been unanswered.
There is a reduction in inspections in rural areas and regions far from major centers, due to the health crisis affecting the world, warned researcher Paulo Barreto of Imazon, a Brazilian forest research and monitoring institute.
The Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil recently repudiated Bolsonaro's "disrespectful policies" by backing Bill 191/20.
That legal document "proposes the liberation of indigenous territories for the exploitation of minerals, water resources," among other activities.