Indigenous Peoples and Amazon News

Indigenous forest guardians Laércio Guajajara and Paulo Paulino Guajajara.

End of impunity for Indigenous killings in sight for Brazil’s Guajajara

Indigenous forest guardian Paulo Paulino Guajajara was killed in November 2019 in the Brazilian Amazon. Mongabay’s Karla Mendes, who interviewed Paulo nine months before his death, returned to the Arariboia Indigenous Territory in August 2023 to talk with his family and the other guardian who survived the attack, Laércio Guajajara, and shine a light on a case that still hasn’t gone to trial after four years.
Indigenous forest guardians Laércio Guajajara and Paulo Paulino Guajajara.
Indigenous activists demand justice after five from their communities were shot.

Indigenous activists demand justice after 5 shot in Amazonian ‘palm oil war’

Between Aug. 4 and Aug. 7, security guards for a palm oil company allegedly shot and wounded five Tembé Indigenous people, in the latest flareup linked to a long-running land dispute. The incidents occurred in a part of the Amazonian state of Pará that’s been dubbed the “palm oil war” region, where Mongabay has over the past year documented the escalating tensions.
Indigenous activists demand justice after five from their communities were shot.