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August 15, 2007

Infanticide in Veja Magazine

This week's Veja Magazine (one of Brazil's top selling news magazines) that came out on August 15th, published an article titled "Crimes in the Forest" by Leonardo Coutinho - Many Brazilian indigenous tribes are still killing children and the FUNAI aren't doing anything to stop the infanticide.

The article brings to the media's attention, yet again, the question of infanticide, through telling the true ordeals of the fight for the right to life of indigenous children, moving towards the "Muwaji Law Project", by Congressman Henrique Afonso (Brazilian Worker's Party - Acre State).

"The project classifies the tolerance of infanticide as an omission of aid and affirms that the 'cultural relativism' argument wounds the right to life, guaranteed by the Constitution. 'Brazil condemns Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Africa, but allows the violation of human rights in the tribal villages. Here, the only crime is white infanticide' said Afonso."

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