This is a horrible and sad story.
A beleaguered Indian community in Brazil which has been cut off from the outside world by the rancher who has taken over their lands is still imprisoned, despite winning a recent court ruling.
The Guarani community of Ypo’i returned to their ancestral land in 2009, which had been taken over by a rancher called Firmino Escobar. Mr Escobar then blocked the road leading to the Indians’ community, and gunmen surrounded their houses, cutting off their access to water, food and healthcare.
A total WTF. Completely horrible — hard to believe what people do out of greed.
Hopefully things turn around soon.
Read more on Survival International: Rancher defies court order – Brazilian Indians still hostage
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