World Rainforest Movement

Action for the Tupinikim and Guarani

Responding to a request of our friends of CIMI, the WRM International Secretariat disseminated among WRM members and friends the more recent news about the long struggle of the Tupinikim and Guarani for their traditional lands (see below). We also sent letters to Brazilian authorities -including President Fernando Henrique Cardozo- expressing our concern for this situation and asking them to review their decision to expel the missionary Winfried Overbeek from the country, whose only “crime” has been to defend the indigenous peoples in their claims.