This articles discusses the critical developments with regards to the situation of Brazil's indigenous peoples. The article outlines recent events, such as the razing of a Rio de Janeiro building that house indigenous families; the death of three indigenous children as a result of becoming stranded in poor urban living condition; and threats of collective suicide as an alternative to being driven off their ancestral lands. The article describes in-depth the issue of suicide within indigenous communities, also documenting the support and solidarity they have received from various Brazilian religious agencies and figures--namely, Catholic bishops.
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Martins, José Pedro. "Increasingly critical situation for Brazil's indigenous peoples." (2013). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/la_energy_notien/182