Friday, August 1, 2008

Reader comment: The struggle for justice in Brazil

From Micheál Feeney

Dear Brenda,
I just read your article in Counterpunch and hope that you keep on writing and searching for truth.No government in the world knows how to treat its indigenous people. I work with indigenous peoples here in Brazil since 1983 and they continue to suffer from lack of land and perspectives for the future. Here in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul just now the governor, politicians/farmers are furious because Funai,the government body responsible,are starting demarcation processes for the Guarani Kaiow people. It is a long haul and many people get killed in the process.We support the people in their struggle for their land that was taken from them in the 50´s,60´s and 70´s and also for human rights. The farmers are so strong that they can make the justice system backtrack on lands that were ratified by the President of the country.Despite all the difficulties we are committed to supporting these people.Keep up the good work and good luck!
Micheal Feeney
Campo Grande- Mato
Grosso do Sul,Brazil.

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