Brazil’s Indigenous Xavante strangled by agribusiness, slammed by COVID-19 — Ned Hamson’s Second Line View of the News

Barbara Crane Navarro

With pressure on their native land and traditional foods, agrochemicals polluting their rivers, and a high rate of chronic disease have left the Xavante people of Brazil’s Cerrado savanna vulnerable to the pandemic. Community leaders and epidemiologists point to a diet of processed foods and the loss of their game animals as key factors in[…]

Brazil’s Indigenous Xavante strangled by agribusiness, slammed by COVID-19 — Ned Hamson’s Second Line View of the News

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