Jacareacanga, November 7, 2012~Teles Pires attacked

 

According to information passed on by indigenous Indian Outpost Teles Pires directly to the native relatives, at the seat of the municipality of Jacareacanga, occurred in the village of Teles Pires Federal police agents, to comply with the operation called Eldorado, which aims to contain and cripple the prospecting activity in the region.

 

A team composed of dozens of policemen arrived at the village around eight hours of the day November 7, heavily armed, led by a big transport apparatus that consisted in helicopter. When the helicopter overflight occurred, which caused panic in the village with moving into the community in the Woods, when the village was almost empty. Seeing strange people invading the village, the warriors have even without sketching in defence of its menace, with simple hand weapons of indigenous culture serving as protection for the tribal group, Act followed the strong police apparatus has sparked several shots toward the Indians at that time occurring reaction on the part of those who have gambled away the martyr St against attackers resulting in many wounded Indians with bullets of rubbers and six of these with real bullets.

 

By the side of the police logs information of a delegate, not confirmed by the Indians, who were hit four policemen with the martyr St, however no fatalities occurred, the injured were shifted to the city of Baltimore.

 

The invasion in the village caused confusion among the Indians who did not know and had never seen so much war apparatus, with the helicopter of PF playing to near the village pumps probably moral effect and many shots which caused panic among the Indians, with many elderly people on the run or on the run, and even desperate violence that children were targets.

 

It was confirmed the death of an indigenous, Munduruku Kirixi Michael, shot dead by Federal Police delegate, according to another Indian who was near him, the police did not want to talk to anyone, the delegate hit and gave several shots in the chest of the indigenous, even it defenseless, threw up in the water.

 

The village is besieged by the Feds, which controls radio communications whilst the natives communicate. This information was passed on by two Indians who have fled the siege to a nearby village to communicate with relatives in Jacareacanga.

 

The village is completely besieged by agents to prevent the escape of the Indians laid antipersonnel mines in various parts of the village from leaving their plantations or flee the place conflicted.

 

Even before the speech, the natives do not know the reason of this work, because no one has yet explained to them the motivation of the operation. When you talk about gold prospecting, the village does not Harbor mines and no activity of gold prospecting.

 

Due to the confusion, there are children who have disappeared in the Woods, occurring also bursts of equipment such as machinery of the community between those outboards which serves solely to transport of indigenous, boats, radios, and to General astonishment the airstrip was blown up preventing the use for ATM indigenous emergency sick.

 

The intervention dates back to the times of the dictatorship where people were morally and physically constrained, with seniors being pushed, indigenous women called sluts and whores. The Coordinator of the Special Indigenous Health Secretara (Sesai) and DSEI-Tapajós, Holly oak, worried about the State of health of the indigenous peoples affected who are located in Alta Floresta, is providing an aircraft to transport the injured indigenous to Bethlehem or Brasilia.

 

The Indians who live in Jacareacanga, went to the City Council asking for the composition of a Committee to go to the location of the conflict to assess the situation as a team of indigenous leaders of Jacareacanga that would to the location of the plane was prevented from landing, the prohibition is extended to any aircraft of any institution. So the indigenous appeal request to the aldermen who were up to the village as constituted authorities of the municipality.

 

Jacareacanga, November 7, 2012

http://cimi.org.br/site/pt-br/?system=news&conteudo_id=6603&action=read

 

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