Brazil will send a crisis security force into the native reserve of Cana Brava from the northeastern state of Maranhao to guard the Guajajara tribe after two associates had been shot dead over the weekend, a government decree stated on Monday.
The decree, signed by Justice Minister Sergio Moro, stated the National Security Force will be sent into the area from Dec. 10 to Mar. 8 and might operate to defend the warrior.
Native tribes in Brazil are facing escalating violence under the presidency of Jair Bolsonaro, who’s promised to cut back tribal rights and supported that the industrial exploitation of the lands that are protected. Tribes have confronted violence, particularly against illegal loggers and miners.
The assault happened not far from where Paulo Paulino Guajajara, a dominant tribesman, and portion of a vigilante group protecting the woods, was captured in a confrontation with illegal loggers a month.
Moro stated previously on Monday on Twitter the Federal Police will explore the latest murders.