Part of the Indians occupying the headquarters of Funai comes out in March Esplanada dos Ministérios

Part of the Indians occupying the headquarters of Funai comes out in March  Esplanada dos Ministérios 

6/11/2013-1:27 pm

Alex Rodrigues, Brazil Agency reporter

Brasília – part of the approximately 150 Indians mundurukus that since yesterday (10) occupy the seat of the National Indian Foundation (Funai) left the building earlier and followed on foot, by the Esplanada dos Ministérios, toward the Presidential Palace. The March, currently concentrated in front of the Ministry of mines and energy.

The munduruku group is the same that has occupied the main construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric power plant, about 55 kilometers of Altamira (PA). The members ask for the suspension of hydropower projects in the Amazon.

The Indians, who arrived a week ago to Brasilia to meet with the Minister of the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic, Gilberto Carvalho, require to be received by President Dilma Rousseff and President of the Supreme Court (STF), Minister Joaquim Barbosa.

The rest of the Group remains gathered at the headquarters of Funai, preventing even the input of indigenous body servers linked to the Ministry of Justice. According to the advice of the indigenous missionary Council, the occupation of the building was decided after the group have expected, for about six hours, to be received by the interim President of Funai, Maria Augusta Assirati.

Ex-Director of Promotion for the development of Funai, Maria Augusta took yesterday (10) the Chair of the Foundation, replacing the anthropologist Marta Azevedo, who requested exemption on Friday (7), citing health reasons.

According to the advice of Cimi, the Indians wanted to reunite with Maria Augusta to ask to return to Stop. The Indians also wanted to deliver to the President of the Foundation a copy of the document with the claims presented to the Minister of the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic, Minister Gilberto Carvalho.

Editing: José Romildo/Photos: Antonio Cruz.

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