What President Bolsonaro says about Brazil’s Indigenous peoples

Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right, nationalist politician, took office as President of Brazil on 1 January, 2019. A former army captain, he has made many racist and offensive remarks about Indigenous peoples in Brazil, over a long period of time. This is a selection.

Article from Correio Braziliense, April 1998, that includes Jair Bolsonaro’s quote “It’s a shame that the Brazilian cavalry hasn’t been as efficient as the Americans, who exterminated the Indians.” © Survival
Survival’s statement following the election of Jair Bolsonaro in 2019. © Survival

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