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Mass Atrocities and Amazonian Indigenous Peoples in Bolsonaro's Brazil (2019-2022)


Speaker: Lucas de Belmont, Department of Politics, University of Leeds

Date: Wednesday 18 October 2023

Time: 14:00-15:00 (UK time)

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Abstract: The presentation introduces research findings on the grave human rights violations perpetrated by President Bolsonaro’s regime and its allies, from 2019 to 2022, against Amazonian indigenous peoples in Brazil. It draws on data gathered over the last year to discuss four themes: ‘Land is Life’, ‘Perpetrators and Human Rights Violations’, ‘Deforestation: farming, ranching, logging, and land-grabbing’, and finally ‘Deprivation of health: mining, and the pandemic.’ In so doing, it sheds new light on the mass atrocity crimes perpetrated against indigenous peoples in the Amazon.

Speaker bio: Lucas is based in João Pessoa, Brazil, and in the final year of his Ph.D entitled 'International Neglect: Mass Atrocities and Amazonian Indigenous Peoples in Bolsonaro's Brazil'

The full presentation can be watched now.