09 Jan '12, 4am

Indigenous Amazonian Child Burned to Death by Loggers

Indigenous Amazonian Child Burned to Death by Loggers

For decades, the lush Amazon rainforest in Brazil has served as the backdrop to escalating tensions between an indigenous population which calls the region home, and illegal loggers dead-set on exploiting its natural wealth -- though the worst of the resulting atrocities may be at hand. According to a representative from the Guajajara community in northeastern Brazil, a group of illegal loggers recently captured a young indian girl from a neighboring uncontacted tribe and burned her to death. A local indigenous leader in the Brazilian state of Maranhão recently spoke with Terra regarding the incident which has yet to be confirmed by authorities, though video of the young girl's murder is said to exist. The representative said that the loggers who frequent his tribe's reservation area to arrange the illegal clearing of timber are often abusive, but that recently the outside...

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