Loggers invade Indian village Ka ‘ apor in Maranhão

Loggers invade Indian village Ka ‘ apor in Maranhão

Maranhão | Featured top | Nacional

Photo: Miguel Rodrigues da Silva/Cimi Maranhão

The action of loggers is a reprisal the supervision
and seizure of timber trucks made by
indigenous people in the traditional territory


Tuesday (27), managed to leave the village to take to body offense. He tried to register
the occurrence in the town of Governador Nunes Freire, but failed because the delegate was not responsible.

The action of loggers is a reprisal the supervision and seizure of timber trucks made by
indigenous people in the traditional territory. Without the public agencies responsible for audits Ka’apor, acting did not see alternative unless the community itself prevent predatory action.

At the time of invasion of Gurupiuna village, the invaders tied and beat Indians, looted crops and led animals. According to information of the natives, the loggers burned two houses. The Ka ‘ apor denounce also the disappearance of an indigenous Awá, near the river Turi, near the village Cocal.

The mood is tense in the region. The Ka ‘ apor fear further invasions. The families seek refuge in the bush as a hideout. Afraid of new invasions, natives are without leaving their villages.

According to information, the Federal Police, Ibama and the army moved into the region.
Since July the indigenous Ka ‘ apor, the village Zé Gurupina, communicated the action of loggers, who organized to attack the indigenous land on the Operation Hiléia, which closed several logging camps and seized several trucks in the region.


original text~

Madeireiros invadem aldeia indígena Ka’apor no Maranhão

Maranhão | Destaque topo | Nacional

Foto: Gilderlan Rodrigues da Silva/Cimi Maranhão

A ação dos madeireiros é uma represália à fiscalização e apreensão de caminhões madeireiros feitas pelos indígenas no território tradicional



Gilderlan Rodrigues da Silva,

Cimi Regional Maranhão


Cerca de 50 madeireiros invadiram a aldeia Gurupiuna, na Terra Indígena Alto Turiaçu, do povo Ka’apor, município de Centro do Guilherme, norte do Maranhão. Na aldeia, invadida na última segunda-feira (26), vivem sete famílias, num total de 48 pessoas.

Na invasão, os madeireiros agrediram o indígena Gonito Ka’apor que, somente nesta terça-feira (27), conseguiu sair da aldeia para fazer exame de corpo delito. Ele tentou registrar ocorrência na cidade de Governador Nunes Freire, mas não conseguiu porque o delegado responsável não estava.

A ação dos madeireiros é uma represália à fiscalização e apreensão de caminhões madeireiros feitas pelos indígenas no território tradicional. Sem os órgãos públicos responsáveis pelas fiscalizações atuando, os Ka’apor não veem alternativa a não ser a própria comunidade impedir a ação depredatória.

No ato da invasão da aldeia Gurupiuna, os invasores amarraram e bateram em indígenas,
saquearam plantações e levaram animais. Ainda segundo informações dos indígenas, os
madeireiros queimaram duas casas. Os Ka’apor denunciam também o desaparecimento de uma indígena Awá, próximo ao rio Turi, perto da aldeia Cocal.

O clima é tenso na região. Os Ka’apor temem novas invasões. As famílias buscam refúgio no mato como esconderijo. Com medo de novas invasões, indígenas estão sem sair de suas aldeias. Segundo informações, a Polícia Federal, o Ibama e o Exército se deslocaram para a região.

Desde julho os indígenas Ka’apor, da aldeia Zé Gurupina, comunicavam a ação dos madeireiros, que se organizavam para atacar a terra indígena por conta da Operação Hiléia, que fechou várias madeireiras e apreendeu vários caminhões na região.



via Brazil De Fato

Ka’apor Face Loggers Alone

In low-intensity war with loggers, Forest Guards Ka’apor follows waiting for Funai, Ibama and PF


KA’APOR foto Ruy Sposati

Trucks and a tractor loggers retained by Forest Guards Ka’apor inside the indigenous land Alto Turiaçu (on a map), in Maranhão, awaiting the arrest and investigation of public authorities. As informed a Committee of three leaders Ka ‘ apor to the Federal Public Ministry (MPF) on Tuesday, 23, Funai, Ibama and Federal Police have not yet been to the camp where the vehicles are retained.

“The danger is of loggers come back in droves to retrieve the vehicles and have a conflict with our Forest Guard. Then the authorities need to investigate who are the trucks, the tractor. We deliver already to Ibama geographic coordinates where extension is the camp of the guard with the vehicles, “explains a Ka ‘ apor leadership present at the meeting with the MPF which did not identify for security reasons.

On the banks of the river Hola, the Ka ‘ apor spotted late last week over a timber extension. Tracking within the Woods, the indigenous Ranger found six trucks and a tractor. The men who worked in downing of trees fled. With the discovery of this new branch, the Board Ka ‘ apor determined the opening of the 8th  protection area Ka’apor inside the T1 Alto Turiaçu.

120 indigenous already working daily in  protection High Turiaçu with days running the boundaries of the indigenous land, by boat, car and walking, with the surrounding areas. According to the Council  Ka’apor, Funai and Ibama, responsible for the protection of the Earth for being a Union heritage, have shown annoyance with the guardian claiming that action with her violence against the Ka ‘ apor increased. In the photo, truck with logs taken from the inside of the T1Alto Turiaçu circulate unhindered on BR-316.

“The territory is surrounded by indigenous people under the coordination of the Forest Guards Ka’apor”, affirms leadership Ka ‘Apor . The indigenous explains that one of the main points of the job right now is to prevent the start of fires. “That’s why we need more support from the authorities for the purchase of fuel and food to keep the teams in the Woods. If Funai and Ibama cannot do this job, so we provide support, “says the lead Ka ‘ apor.

With the fight against loggers, since 2008, five leaders Ka ‘ apor were murdered, 14 Indians assaulted (physically and shots), two villages were raided and about eight and 12 leaders Rangers threatened or marked for death. The young Solitary Ka ‘ apor, from 14 years, follows missing after being kidnapped from the village Axiguirendá by loggers, according to the Council Ka’apor posters with the faces of the young were spread by the surrounding municipalities of T1 alto Turiaçu. On 26 April this year, completed a year yet the murder of Health Agent Eusebius Ka ‘ apor during an ambush-common tactic used by loggers to retaliate the action of Forest Guards Ka’apor.

“We need a State action to stop what happened in December 2015 (conflict between Indians and loggers). The Ka ‘ apor will act in defense of the people and of the indigenous land. We warn the public bodies responsible. They do not appear. After the natives are blamed for failure by public authorities, ” said an Indian who plays next to
Ka ‘ apor on contact with the assistance of Indigenous Missionary Council communication (Cimi).


Inserido por: Administrador em 24/08/2016.
Fonte da notícia: Assessoria de Comunicação – Cimi

5 Farmers Arrested for Massacre Guarani Kaiowa~

Arrested fifth farmer accused of involvement in Indian clash
Four others were arrested Thursday in the Federal Police operation

Was arrested in the early afternoon the fifth farmer accused of involvement in the confrontation that ended with the death of Clodiode Aquileu Rodrigues, in ‪#‎Caarapó‬, in June this year. The other four were held on Thursday, 18, in the Federal Police operation.

Author of action against farmers, the Federal Public Ministry (MPF) announced today that 11 guns and 310 cartridges were seized with the producers. As the organ, in addition to the guns and cartridges, gun carriers were also seized.

Among the weapons are two revolvers, a 38-caliber rifle, a pistol-caliber. 380 and seven rifles of different calibers. Most cartridges is of calibers. 22, 380 and. 38. Other weapons that are registered on behalf of the farmers were not found by the cops.

Expertise is made at the scene of the attack on the Indians found the projectiles seized on Thursday.


The day June 12, Indians of the community Kuê Tey, of the ‪#‎GuaraniKaiowá‬ occupied the Yvu Farm. The next day, agents of the Federal Police were notified of the occupation by farmers who took them to the location.

The police found no hostages and were informed by indigenous people that the owner could, in 12:00 am, remove livestock and their belongings from the scene. No writ of repossession, the PFs returned to gold.

The landowners who were arrested today and more 200 or 300 people still not identified, provided with firearms and Fireworks, have organized to oust the Indians on June 14. According to witnesses, were more than 40 trucks that surrounded the Indians, with the help of a wheel loader, and started firing in the direction of the community.

A group of 40 to 50 Indians, eight were wounded and Clodiode died. Indians wounded, one of them remains hospitalized.

The hearing will take place in the building of the Federal Court in Dourados.. The other two arrested by Federal Police, Nelson Buainain Filho e Dionei Guedes will also before the audience.



MPF files action against State Decree 230/15

The Federal Prosecutor in Mato Grosso (MPF) filed a public civil action against the State to be suspended the effects of State Decree 230/15, which established the provisional authorization of operation of Rural activity (APF). The MPF has previously issued a recommendation to the Government to repeal the Decree.

MIDDLE LAND, STATE OF PARA, AMAZON, BRAZIL September, 2004 Illegal deforestation and land grabbing (grilagem) in the Middle Land, State of Par‡ © Greenpeace/ Alberto CŽsar GREENPEACE HANDOUT – NO RESALE – NO ARCHIVE – OK FOR ONLINE REPRO – CREDITLINE COMPULSORY

The APF was established in Mato Grosso to regulate provisionally the extensive agriculture and livestock activities and extensive rural properties in semi activities in consolidated areas until 2008, or converted to alternative use of the soil, after that date, with permission from the environmental agency. Authorization, however, does not replace the legal requirement of environmental licensing of activity, nor does it apply to authorize the removal of native vegetation.


Public prosecutors who sign the action explain that the Decree, while further relaxed the criteria of regularity, resulted in the suspension of the environmental compliance of Law 12,651/12 (forest code), especially with regard to the settlement of environmental liabilities in area of permanent preservation and legal reserve, restricted-use.


The action claims that, in addition to the weakening of the protection of forests and the privilege to great landowners, establishment of the APF made a suspension of the embargoes to areas promoted by the Ibama (Brazilian Institute of environment and Renewable Resources), allowed the exercise of rural activity through simple declaratory Act and amnestied (albeit temporarily) illegalities committed, such as deforestation.


Given this, the definition of the APF and its regulations allows not only exempt from causing environmental damage to promote the necessary settlement of property, in accordance with the forest code, but also approve, regularize and legalize new deforestation .


In addition to the immediate suspension of the Decree, the MPF requires that the State of Mato Grosso is prevented from granting potentially damaging activities to the APF environment and suspend the effects of already granted, it cannot be used for proof of regularity of environmental property.


The State must also refrain from edit rules introducing environmental licenses granted authorizations or by mere declaratory Act of interested without careful review of the competent State organ.


In addition to decree that regulated the APF, the general coordination of Ibama identified the existence of legislative changes that have stretched existing law and fragilizaram the content of the protection measures provided for, as one of the reasons for the significant increase of the rates of deforestation in the State.


The State of Mato Grosso published supplementary law No. 523, allowing the issuance of authorization to operate for forest management plan without the obligation to issue Environmental license Only.


Was published the State decree dismissing 2151 of authorisation or licensing cleaning areas in early stages of regeneration, requiring only technical report prepared by particular technical, without any approval or review of State environmental agency.


Source: All News

Carta Ka’apor


Carta Ka’apor

Our fight does not stop!

We’re not going to let loggers and fires into our territory!



Indígena Kaapor passa por estacas de madeira retiradas proximo ao territorio indigena Alto Turiacu. Foto: Lunae Parracho / Greenpeace

We People Ka’apor not stop our fight in defense of our territory. Let’s not wait

for the Funai, anyone from Government to clear limits, monitor and get

loggers of our territory. Along with our management board Ka’apor decided to

continue the work.

At the beginning of this month of August we formed three indigenous groups

with support from our Park Ranger for clear limits fire, monitor and protect

against the loggers. Are almost 120 Indians doing this work in our territory.

On day 18 of August our group of 50 people, with our Guardas Florestais Ka’apor,

along with our women and children, we found a branch of loggers took wooden

logs on trucks within our territory. We decided to close this branch located in

Tancredo Neves, municipality of Nova Olinda do Maranhão.

Warned twice to Ibama and Federal Police about this situation. But, as they did

not return to us and even came to take the loggers, we decided to act and

defend what is ours, our territory, our forest.

Now, we’re camped on the riverbank Hola, within our territory. It also has 6

wood trucks and a tractor in the Woods. We’re not going out of our camp.

Ibama and Federal Police has to go out and arrest these attackers.

Warned a week ago for the loggers to leave the area, but they did not respect

our decision. That’s why our Rangers Ka’apor decided to act. Our management

board Ka’apor decided that this will be the 8th Ka’apor protection area that was

created to keep our protected territory.

Even with a federal judge’s decision in 2014 the Funai of Maranhão never

created any surveillance and monitoring station with the participation and

consultation of our management board. We will shift more Rangers and families

to our camp.

We can’t let the forest be destroyed, our food and our territory be destroyed.

The Kamará (whites) and the government ended up with a lot of land that was

ours. Our people are increasing and need that territory to go on living.

Management Board Ka’apor

via cimi




With law,
without the law,
in spite of the law
and against the law,
indigenous peoples will always be in the fight
(Indigenous peoples of the North)

We indigenous Macuxi, Puruborá, Tembé, Karajá, Kayapó, Jaminawá, Mayoruna, Mura, Dessana, Galibi Marworno, Deni, Kaxinawa, Arapiun, Munduruku, Wapichana, Arara e Maraguá, dos estados do Acre, Amazonas, Rondônia, Roraima, Pará e Amapá, met from 11 to 14 August 2016, at the training centre Xare, Manaus-AM, Indigenous youth meeting with the presence of the Indigenous Missionary Council partners-CIMI , the coordination of indigenous organizations of the Brazilian Amazon-COIAB and Union of indigenous women of the Brazilian Amazon-UMIAB, with the objective of sharing experiences, experiences in our villages and socialize our struggles.

We brought our indigenous youth realities and challenges experienced in our territories that are not few, we sometimes become discouraged, but that on the contrary strengthens us to defend our rights originating in the Federal Constitution of 1988.

The Amazon, currently is host to large projects of death as: REDD, mining, hydroelectric dams, agribusiness, Loggers, oil tankers, Squatters, these projects that directly affect the livelihood of our people, violating our rights, through the creations of 215/00 PEC, PEC 409/01, PEC 2540/06, 1610/96, PL PL 4059/490/07 12, PL, PL 2057/91, PL 4750/12 and the Marco Timeline that comes attacking us in these recent times.

We young people of different peoples of the Amazon indigenous Brazilian, strengthened by our Union, through the exchange of traditional knowledge between different people, mainly with older people, here we are reaffirming our commitment and responsibility to continue our struggles with regard to Territorial issue, education and health, already initiated by our ancestors.

We are currently suffering violence and violation of our constitutional rights. We seek justice for life, strengthening our customs, beliefs and traditions by protecting our lands and territories. We don’t want the criminalization of our Leaders, the exploitation of our land, rivers, forests and lakes, we denounce the massacre of our people, and colonialist attitude of the Government and the State.

So shout it out together:

“We are here,
We are alive,
We are,
Alive our culture,
We are people,
Our existence is here yet,
We have our strength,
are not you who will bring us down,
We came to add, because together we are more
Romario Puruborá


Update~ Belo Monte

Gold mining next to Belo Monte is questioned by MPF

Concern is that amp up the design problems in the region because of the impact on the waters of the Xingu

André Borges,
O Estado de S.Paulo

31 Maio 2016 | 23h50

BRASILIA-the project provides for the installation of a large gold mining project on the banks of the Xingu River, in an area near one of the dams of the Belo Monte dam in Pará, has mobilized the Federal prosecutors and a number of social institutions, questioning the viability of the enterprise.
Last Monday, representatives of the MPF, Ibama, public defender of the Union, Secretary of the environment of Pará (Sema) and the North energy, concessionaire who owns Belo Monte, gathered in Belem (PA) to discuss the project of the Canadian firm Belo Sun, which provides for the operation of the largest gold exploration program of Brazil just 14 kilometers away from the dam.
Photo: Sergio Castro/Associated Press
Plant of Belo Monte


Studies on the project were not developed from the new reality that the Belo Monte dam imposed to the region

The main concern of the Government is that the studies of the project Back were not developed from the new reality that the Belo Monte dam imposed to the region from its reservoir. The mining would occur below the axis of the dam in an area known as the Volta Grande do Xingu.
On behalf of the reservoir, this stretch of the River, which is approximately 100 km long, until you reach the second Belo Monte dam will be permanently with the minimum flow of water. There are fears that the mining potential problems in the region, because of the impact on the waters of the Xingu and the camp’s industrial waste.
It is important to make it clear that this is a project that is still under review. What we can say is that it won’t be a Samarco of life, one thing has nothing to do with the other. Not coming out if the enterprise does not comply with environmental legislation, “said the Secretary of State environment and sustainability of para, Luiz Fernandes Rocha, who participated in the meeting on Monday.
There is a great pressure for the project to move forward. Last month, the Department of economic development, mining and energy announced a ceremony at which the installation license of Belo Sun would be issued. A few days later, the Ministry of Environment of Pará reported that the announcement would be postponed.
What happened is that the company has made an application for license and was given a deadline for that issue, since all been answered. But this doesn’t happen and the term is not confirmed. The Belo Sun was never informed by Sema that the license would be ready, “said rock.
The Secretary says that the Sema‘s technicians have already imposed adjustments to the project. The use of water of the Xingu River, for example, according to Rocha, was vetoed. The company can only use submerged water or rainwater,” he said.
The forecast, according to the Secretary, is that Sema has a conclusive opinion about the feasibility of the project in the second half of this year. Despite being touched by the licensing State, decision which is also questioned by the MPF, a working group, which will have technical collaboration of Ibama, will support the evaluation of licensing, according to Rocha.
For Biviany Rojas, a lawyer of the socio-environmental Institute (ISA), the Volta Grande do Xingu and the Indians and bordering living in the region are undergoing a test of survival. All life in the region is being monitored for the next six years because of the diversion of the Xingu River to feed the Belo Monte hydroelectric plant. Is a temerity that the Government of Pará State intending to authorize the installation of the largest open-pit mining in Brazil alongside the third-biggest hydroelectric dam in the world without at least an assessment of the cumulative and synergistic impacts of developments, “he said.
Over four years the Belo Sun attempts to free the project, which is also the target of questions on behalf of the indigenous communities living in the region. The MPF is calling for the National Indian Foundation (Funai) is part of the process, but the Sema argues that the venture is located 13 km from the nearest Indian area, showing no effect on Earth, according to requirements of a Ministerial Ordinance (60/2015), which provides for a minimum distance of 10 km.
The Belo Sun, according to its environmental report and distributed to investors, is to inject $ 1.076 billion in project Volta Grande, where would 4600 pounds of gold a year for two decades. The gold would cause the removal of 37,800,000 tons of ore treated in the first 11 years of operation of the mine.
In 2013, the Federal Court in Altamira (PA) to determine the suspension of the environmental licensing process of the project. In the decision, Justice maintained that the operation was just 9.5 km of the indigenous land Paquiçamba, therefore, within the area of direct influence of the project. The Belo Sun managed to overturn the decision.
The mining would not be an unprecedented operation in the region. For over 60 years, miners explore the site with small activities. Last year, the cooperative of miners arrived to report that the company wanted to expel about of the region, prospectors 2000 without right to compensation.

Altamira faces off Belo Monte

Power plant begins to operate this month and region live the problems of order of works
Renee Parker/texts and Daniel Teixeira/photos; ALTAMIRA (PA)
02 April 2016 | 4:00 pm
The gigantic and heavy machines, tractors and trucks off the road in the last five years removed thousands of tons of Earth and stone to shape the Belo Monte Dam gave way to a pool of manual. Now, trained professionals make the final finish of the third largest plant in the world. Under a heat edge the 35 degrees this time of year, about 1000 10 workers race against time to inaugurate, with more than a year of delay, the first turbine of the project. Some live hung on heights to weld the huge ducts where will water that will generate energy. Others spend the day piling thousands of millimeter plates inside the huge wheel that will house the turbine.
Photo: Daniel Teixeira
Belo Monte hydroelectric power plant
It is forecast that by 2019 to reach its maximum power, hydroelectric of 11,233 MW
If all this effort succeeds, on April 16 the flagship

Belo Monte is fined for death of 8,000,000 fish R$

More than 16 tonnes died between November and February when the Lake began to be formed


André Borges,
The Estado de s. Paulo

20 February 2016 | 5:00

BRASILIA-the dealership North energy, owner of the Belo Monte dam on the Xingu River, under construction (PA), was fined by Ibama in 8,000,000 R$, due to the large volume of dead fish as a result of the filling of the power plant’s reservoir.

The State found that, between November 24 last year, when the Lake began to be formed, until the day February 18, more than 16 tons of dead fish have been found in the region of Altamira and victory of the Xingu, the municipalities most affected by the hydroelectric plant. The information was confirmed by the Ibama.

Through the note, the environmental agency responsible for licensing of the plant reported that made two assessments against the company, both on the first day of February. A fine of 7,500,000 R$ refers to the fish kills occurred in Volta Grande do Xingu, an extension of 100 km of River located between the two dams of hydroelectric power.

A second R$ 510,500 penalty refers to the “presentation of partially false information about hiring workers for the rescue and salvage of fish fauna in the environmental licensing”. Services related to the rescue of the fish are carried out by the company
Biota and Environmental Consulting Projects.

A third ticket is on the way. “Ibama will make new booking by environmental infringement by reason of the death, which occurred in the spillway and other structures of the hydroelectric power plant. In this case, the technical team is analyzing data for scaling of sanctions, “said the Agency.

In addition to the fines, the Ibama will require the company a further compensatory measure in relation to fisheries resources. This compensation is not yet set.

In an interview with the State, the Secretary for the environment of Altamira, Luiz Alberto Aguilar, said that on Thursday, his team found caves full of fish near one of the plant’s buses. The search was made after a complaint of fishermen. The Secretariat took the complaint to Federal prosecutors.

Questioned on the subject, the Ibama reported that a team of the organ was last on site to evaluate if there were irregularities.

Defense. Through the Northern Energy note stated that “the incidents mentioned in the report are linked to the effects of the operation of the spillways with high flow rates” and that “the causes have been identified and are minimized by operational adjustments”.

The death of the fish, according to the company, is not related to the quality of water from the reservoirs of the power plant, which has daily monitoring. “The North Energy reports that, in relation to the provision of fish collected below these overflows, adopt appropriate practices for these cases.”

This week the first test of the 18 turbines of main power House of the Belo Monte dam, with a capacity of 11,000 megawatts (MW). The hydroelectric complex also includes a barrage of additional generation of more 233.1 MW.





Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 126 other followers

%d bloggers like this: