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Brazil | High court upholds transfer of demarcation power over Indigenous reserves to ag ministry

Indigenous groups suffered a defeat at Brazil’s top court on the same day that thousands of native people gathered in Brasilia to fight for indigenous rights guaranteed under Brazil’s 1988 Constitution.

On April 24, Supreme Court Justice Roberto Barroso rejected an injunction challenging as unconstitutional a Bolsonaro administration provisional measure that transferred the authority over the demarcation of indigenous lands to the Ministry of Agriculture.

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