Sacked head of Funai indigenous affairs agency says it is seen as “an obstacle to national development”
Brazil’s far right president, Jair Bolsonaro, is being advised by aides who “froth hate for indigenous people,” the head of Brazil’s indigenous affairs agency has told colleagues after he was fired from his post.
Franklimberg de Freitas addressed around 100 staff at the Funai agency after his dismissal on Tuesday, which he blamed on pressure from the country’s powerful agribusiness lobby, which has long sought to develop the vast indigenous reserves of the Amazon.
Source: The Guardian
Jair Bolsonaro aides 'froth hate' for indigenous people, says leader