Articles by Vanessa Barbara

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The Genocide of Brazil’s Indians
Vanessa Barbara – The New York Times, 5 Jun 2017

29 May 2017 — On April 30, a group of ranchers armed with rifles and machetes attacked a settlement of about 400 families from the Gamela tribe, in the state of Maranhão, in northeastern Brazil. According to the Indigenous Missionary Council, an advocacy group, 22 Indians were wounded, including three children. Many were shot in the back or had their wrists chopped.

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The Terrifying Impunity of Brazil’s Riot Police
Vanessa Barbara – The New York Times, 24 Oct 2016

Protests are back with a vengeance since Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment, and the cops are cracking down. Protesters will have to take matters into their own hands. I’ve seen it before: Activists once formed their own volunteer security group to protect people from police abuse. That could get ugly.

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