9/4/2012 1:11 pm -updated 6:34 pm 9/4/2012
Indians do protest and occupy farm in MS, Funai says
Farm stays in Paranhos, in the region of the border with Paraguay. Indians claim completion of demarcation daTerra Potrero Gh.
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The guarani-kaiowá indigenous ethnic groups and nhandeva occupy, since Monday morning (3), part of a farm located in Paranhos, 477 miles from Campo Grande, in the border region of Mato Grosso do Sul with Paraguay. According to the National Indian Foundation (Funai), approximately 400 Indians are in place and there is no record of conflicts in the region so far.
According to Funai, the Indians claim the conclusion of demarcatório process, that Indigenous Potrero was declared as Gh Indian territory in April 13, 2000, Ordinance No. 298. Currently the Indians occupy an area of approximately 1 000, 4 000 hectares laid down by Ordinance. The rest of the territory is still occupied by farmers because of a court injunction.
The Funai Coordinator in the region, Silvio Raimundo da Silva, reported to the G1 that a team of organ will be on site servers on the afternoon of Tuesday (4). “We ask the support of the Federal Police. Just let us know how is the situation on the ground when we get there, “he said.
Silva explained that the delay in the completion of demarcatórios processes motivate conflicts between Indians and rural producers in the region. Less than a month ago, a group of gunmen attacked the Indian village Korá, in Padilla Brook. The attack occurred at dawn on 10 August, when ethnic Indians guarani-kaiowá initiated a protest and occupied areas of a farm in the vicinity of the village.
Indigenous leaders have informed the police that an Indian disappeared after the action of the Gunslingers. The Federal Police introduced two surveys to investigate the case.