Brazil: Indigenous people fight Covid and Bolsonaro

Covid-19 is now rampant among the Yanomami, adding to problems like malaria introduced by the thousands of goldminers operating illegally inside their territory. © Pieter Van Eecke/Clin d’Oeil Films

Brazil’s indigenous people are being decimated by a crippling second wave of Covid-19, at the same time as President Bolsonaro ramps up his campaign of persecution against them.

Indigenous organization APIB has confirmed that 962 indigenous people have died of the virus in Brazil, while 48,405 people have tested positive. Ten children died in January in just two Yanomami…