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was a strong guy, said Gomes, 30. miss him, and his commitment to our cause, every day.

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government only thinks about agribusiness, not us Guarani Kaiowa, Gomes said. don have enough land or a place of our own to survive.

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Almeida said the number of killings aimed cheap canada goose uk at indigenous groups in Mato Grosso do Sul has been increasing. Since June 2015, he said, prosecutors had been made aware of at least canada goose uk shop eight attacks against indigenous communities in the southern region of Mato Grosso do Sul alone.

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Farmers groups have formed militias in the state, the prosecutor said. And the tight knit nature of farming communities makes it particularly difficult to find witnesses.

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Indigenous campaigners are responsible for the violence as they illegally entered private land en masse, say the farmers, who stand by the decision to defend their properties.

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In his first two months in office, Serraglio uk canada goose outlet held more than 80 meetings with agricultural lobbyists and none with indigenous representatives, according to an analysis by the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper published in May.

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