Indians take 40 hostages in Mato Grosso do Sul

 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

 

Indians take 40 hostages in Mato Grosso do Sul

 

Officials of federal, State and municipal bodies were taken hostage on Monday, in Mato Grosso do Sul, by a group of about 400 ethnic Indians guarani-caiuás. About 40 people, including servants of the National Indian Foundation (Funai), teachers, soldiers of the National Public Security Force and military police, were surprised in the morning by “warriors” of three villages, during 5. Indigenous Health Conference, in Beautiful Portvillage, in Japorã, 470 km from Campo Grande.

The article is John Naves de Oliveira and published by the newspaper the Esatdo of St. Paul, 5/7/2013.

According to Funai, most of the hostages was released early in the evening and only and three employees of the Foundation remained held by Indians.

Claims

The Indians claim to improvements to the village. According to leaders of the guarani-caiuás, about 3 thousand Indians living in precarious situation in the region. They charge to install a clinic in Beautiful Port and security arrangements for the village.

Funai requested reinforcements from National Military and Police Force.

Porto Lindo

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