Indigenous suicides in Brazil, US, and across the globe linked to land seizures, displacements

Indigenous Suicides in Brazil, US, and Across the Globe linked to Land Seizures, Displacements = source


Indigenous suicides in Brazil, US, and across the globe linked to land seizures, displacements

The New York Times Sunday Review published this piece last Friday linking indigenous suicides and despair to egregious land grabs and displacement. Not new news to readers of Climate Connections, but an important article from the New York Times.  The piece tells the story of a young Guarani boy, Dedson Garcete, who hanged himself. His suicide adds to the tribes total of about 500 suicides since 2004.

Enzo Peres-Labourdette/NY Times Sunday Review

Charles Lyons New York Times Sunday Review 2 January 2015

Suicides Spread Through a Brazilian Tribe

FRIENDS and family gathered around the limp body of a 15-year-old boy laid out on a bed in a thatched hut near the Brazilian town of Iguatemi, close to the border with Paraguay. A shaman shook a small wooden rattle while chanting and dancing — final rites for yet another victim of a suicide epidemic that has plagued the Guaraní Indians of the western Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul.

The boy, Dedson Garcete, had hanged himself — one of 36 suicides among tribe members in 2014 through September, and one of about 500 among the tribe of 45,000 since 2004, according to Zelik Trajber, a pediatrician with the special secretariat for indigenous health within the Ministry of Health in Mato Grosso do Sul.

Read the whole article here. and

New York Times Sunday


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