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Brazil: Indigenous leader killed in armed raid

Headline Title:  Brazil: Indigenous leader killed in armed raid 22 November 2011 A deadly attack on an indigenous community in southern Brazil highlights the authorities’ failure to protect indigenous peoples amid ongoing land conflicts, Amnesty International said today.Some 40 gunmen arrived at a Guarani-Kaiowá indigenous encampment in southern Mato Grosso do Sul state, near the border with Paraguay, early on 18 November and shot their leader (cacique) Nísio Gomes before dragging him away. Gomes’ body and three indigenous children abducted during the attack have not been seen since.…

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