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Indigenous leaders demand protection for homelands in Brazil

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Indigenous leaders went to the capital of Brazil on Tuesday to seek protections for their homelands.

Tribes are facing encroachments from loggers and ranchers. They delivered a petition to the county's leaders calling for the government to complete the demarcation of their territory, a promise that was made in a constitutional law in 1988.

The petition also called for the rejection of a constitutional amendment that would transfer the demarcation authority from the president to the legislature and for the courts to resolve indigenous cases in a timely manner.

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Brazilian Indians visit capital to protest invasions of tribal lands by loggers and ranchers (AP 12/4)
Indigenous Leaders Bring 20,000 Signatures to Bras´┐Żlia Demanding Land Demarcation and Rights (HuntingtonNews.Net 12/4)

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