Amnesty International has sent out an urgent appeal for persons to write the Brazilian government and request an immediate investigation. The Guarani community has requested protection, but has yet to receive this from the government.
From Intercontinental Cry and Amnesty International
The Guarani community of Arroio Korá has been attacked by gunmen trying to expel the community from their ancestral lands in southwestern Brazil.
According to the community, the gunmen spent “hours” terrorizing the community, shooting their weapons, shouting threats and burning crops. One indigenous person, Eduardo Pires, was also kidnapped by the gunmen. He has not been since.
Amnesty International released the following action alert in support of Arroio Korá.