Monday, December 05, 2005

Environment: Brazilian police act to protect isolated Indian tribe

Planet Ark, reports that Brazilian police have arrested a gang of illegal land speculators accused of killing and displacing one of the Amazon's few remaining isolated Indian tribes.

The gang illegally occupied, logged and sold land inhabited by an unidentified Indian group near the River Aripuana on the border between the northwestern states of Mato Grosso and Amazonas.

Full article: Police Raid Amazon to Protect Uncontacted Indians (Reuters - Raymond Colitt)