Saturday, October 13, 2012

BRAZILIAN INDIANS ABANDONED BY CANDIDATES AFTER VOTING

AMAZON INDIANS WON GASOLINE TO VOTE

Hundreds of Indians receiving fuel from candidates to travel by boat and vote in Atalaia do Norte (1,036 km from Manaus) are abandoned in the city, without the resources to back.
Without being able to supply 94 canoes, at least a thousand Indians, including children and teenagers, are living on boats, makeshift shacks in the harbor, sheds assigned by the city and in the homes of relatives, according to Funai (National Indian Foundation).
INDIANS ABANDONED WITHOUT RESOURCES - Clovis Marubo/Univaja

Give or offer money or advantage for voting is crime under the Electoral Code, punishable with up to four years in prison.






 "Candidates indigenous and non-indigenous stimulated sending gasoline coming into the villages, then dropped them. An abominable thing," said Bruno Pereira, regional coordinator of FUNAI.
Twenty days ago, the Indians moved with their families to vote. The trips lasted from eight to ten days at Javari river.
"The indigenous chiefs are angry with politicians." said the leader Marubo Jader Franco, 30, of the organization Univaja (Union of Indigenous Peoples of the Javari Valley).
To provide the return will be needed 35,000 liters of fuel or R$ 140,000, and power. The Funai collaborated with R$ 75 thousand, he said.

Two children of the group of Indians died on Thursday (11) after acute diarrhea.

Two are hospitalized, one with pneumonia and another with severe diarrhea. 
Other 33 children are interned in treatment in the "Casa do Índio".