Creation of native reserves slowed down under Lula

By Fabíola Ortiz

, by IPS

In Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s eight years as president of Brazil, he signed decrees creating just 88 indigenous reserves, far fewer than his immediate predecessors.
That figure comes from the governmental National Indian Foundation (FUNAI) and the Indigenous Missionary Council (CIMI), which also reported that violence against, and among, indigenous communities increased under the Lula administration. Read more