Follow-up on the violent Federal Police action against the Tupinikim and Guarani indigenous peoples in Brazil
Alert against the Green Desert Network
Many things happened after the 24th of January when we informed you about the violent action of the Federal Police against the Tupinikim and Guarani that happened on the 20th of January, in order to take them out of the 11,009 hectares of indigenous lands they demarcated and occupied in May 2005.
The realization of the Seminar on June 1st 2006, called “The Rights of the Indigenous Peoples and the Advance of the Agribusiness”, in Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil, tried to discuss especially the situation of the Tupinikim and Guarani indigenous peoples in Espírito Santo, considering the advance of the eucalyptus monoculture.
Brazil: Brazilian president Luiz In‡cio Lula da Silva will win a second term in office by a wide margin in the general election in October, a poll showed yesterday.
The poll, carried out by the Ibope Institute for the National Industry Confederation, showed that his government's popularity had recovered from a corruption scandal last year that had severely damaged its standing.
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil has narrowly failed to win re-election outright in the first round of the presidential election.
Lula needed at least 50% of the vote to avoid a run-off on 29 October, but fell about 1% short, officials say.
He will now go head to head with former Sao Paulo governor Geraldo Alckmin, who took 41.4% of the vote.