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Violence against Indigenous People Overshadows Amazon Summit

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Indigenous people demonstrate against acts of violence before the civil and military police stations in Tomé-Açu, state of Pará, Brazil. August 7, 2023.  © 2023 Andrea Carvalho/HRW Violence against Indigenous people in Brazil has marred the Amazon Summit, a high-level meeting of presidents of countries in the Amazon region aimed at improving protection of the Amazon rainforest. The violence is a stark reminder that there is no future for the Amazon without protecting the people living in, and dependent on, the rainforest. On August 7, I visited Tomé-Açú, a town in Northeast…

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