31 Mar '13, 5pm

Brazil Violently Ousts Indigenous Village Ahead of World Cup

Brazil Violently Ousts Indigenous Village Ahead of World Cup

Written by Raphael Tsavkko Garcia , translated from the original Portuguese by Elisa Thiago. Brazilian riot police violently evicted a group of indigenous people from a former museum they had occupied in Rio de Janeiro to make way for 2014 World Cup construction. Baton-wielding police agents stormed the one-time Museum of the Indian building on 22 March, 2013, launching tear gas and tussling with the indigenous people and their supporters who had set up barricades overnight to repel the invasion. The building is close to the city’s famous Maracanã Stadium [en] and will be made into a sports museum ahead of the 2014 World Cup [en] and the 2016 Olympic Games [en]. Brazilian authorities previously tried to oust the building’s indigenous residents, who have become known as the Maracanã Village and have occupied the empty space for six years, in January. Maracanã Village now be...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/brazil-violently-ousts-indige...

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