Issue Date: Feb 28, 1997
Woodcutters operating in the Apyterewa indigenous area in the Para state are luring local Parakana Indians into facilitating smuggling mahogany.
Carlos Fausto, an expert from the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro, said that the crisis has been denied by the ministry of justice which has done nothing to mitigate the problem. Reportedly, at least 15 per cent of the 980,000-ha indigenous area has continued to be invaded by woodcutters, miners, farmers and settlers. Fausto blames the situation on the "planned omission" of law enforcing federal agencies.
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