Issue: Vol. 8, nos. 1 & 2 (Summer 1994)

Article: Marta Vitor Guarani et al., “Suicide Before Eviction,” Abya Yala News 8, no. 1,2 (1994): 26-28. Accessed February 23, 2019.

Abstract: Indigenous people of Mato Grosso do Sul face expulsion from their lands as ranchers supported by the government claim the land. Though the territories have been demarcated for the indigenous groups, they are still at risk of being taken away due to the complicated legal processes related to land rights. Many in the communities have resorted to killing themselves and more threaten to do so if orders for expulsion are carried out.

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