MPF ~ Guarani-kaiowás situation in Mato Grosso do Sul

11/29/20124:16 pm

MPF ~ Guarani-kaiowás situation in Mato Grosso do Sul

Luiz Felipe Fernandes UOL, in Campo Grande

"Pior que os refugiados de guerra!"<br />Esta é a condição atual dos índios Guaranís-kaiowás, segundo a comissão do MPF que visitou três aldeias no Mato Grossodo Sul: Y’poi e Arroio Korá, no município de Paranhos, e Pyelito Kue, na região de Amambai.<br />Leia matéria:ásMPF<br />É graças à enorme mobilização nas redes sociais que os Guaranis-kaiowás estão sendo ouvidos e podem finalmente conseguir a demarcação de suas terras.<br />Em todas as aldeias visitadas foram feitos vídeos e fotos que farão parte do relatório que será encaminhado para a Funai, Ministério da Justiça e para a presidente Dilma Rousseff.<br />Vamos que vamos!<br />Juntos fazemos a diferença...

Members of the Federal Public Ministry (MPF) were impressed by the situation of the Guarani Indians-kaiowás in Mato Grosso do Sul. Led by sub-Attorney-General of the Republic, Gilda Carvalho, the Commission spent the last Tuesday (27) visited the three villages in the southern part of the State: Y ‘ poi and Arroyo Korá, in the municipality of Paez, and Kue Pyelito, in the region of Amambai.

“They showed a great anxiety to society recognizes that the land where they are has a story and they want to live in peace,” said Gilda. The Commission, which is in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul since last Monday (26), brings together representatives of Camara of coordination and review of the MPF, which deals with indigenous issues and traditional communities.

In all the villages visited were made pictures and videos. The material will be included in a report to be forwarded to the National Indian Foundation (Funai), Ministry of Justice and the Office of President Dilma Rousseff.

In addition to subsidizing the decision-making of Federal prosecutors in relation to indigenous conflicts, the report will collect speed analysis of land demarcation processes.

The group is composed of the regional procurators of the Republic Domingos Savio and M.k. Grabner; by public prosecutors who act in Mato Grosso do Sul, Marco Antonio Delfino and Pedro Gabriel Gonçalves; and by anthropologists Mark Homer and Marco Paulo Schettino. They leave the State on Thursday (28).


The choice of the villages was by the conditions to which they are subjected the Indians. Are usually improvised camps in areas of conflict with landowners. Some are already marked off, the example of the seven thousand acres of the village Brook Korá, recognized as indigenous by the Union in 2009. An injunction suspended the effects of demarcation.

To the State Prosecutor in Campo Grande, Emerson Siqueira, the situation of the Guarani Indians-kaiowás resembles the containment fields. “No electric fence, but they are confined, without the right to come and go.”

SEO refers to the restrictions imposed by the owners of the land. Some do not allow the Indians to pass by to reach the camp. In the village Pyelito Kue, for example, you need to cross the River swimming about 15 meters wide and three meters deep. For the crossing of children and the elderly, has been adapted a rope between the riverbanks.

The Commission asked that the owner allows the passage of Indians by the farm. He undertook to examine the request. “The degree of violation of human rights is the most overwhelming level possible”, considers the Prosecutor.

Were the members of this village that released a letter interpreted as a threat of collective suicide, last month. The document has earned national and international repercussion.


Although clarified what the Guarani-kaiowás meant to mention the possibility of collective death cases of suicide are common in the villages of Mato Grosso do Sul. The MPF Committee heard from the Chief of the village and ‘ poi ‘ account of the recent death of a young man. He would have killed himself by not having the perspective of solution of the conflict.

In the same village, in 2009, were murdered indigenous teachers Wiley and Rolindo Vera. Wiley’s body was found 10 days later, with marks of torture. The body of another victim has never been found. In subhuman conditions were observed also. According to the sub-Attorney-General of the Republic, the area is flooded and “does not meet the basic needs of a human being”.


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