Under Bolsonaro policy, invaders seize control of 250,000 hectares of Indigenous lands

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By Caio de Freitas Paes Since March 22 this year, Brazil’s federal agency for land reform, known as Incra, has been looking into the registration of a sprawling ranch in the municipality of Fernando Falcão, in the northwestern state of Maranhão. According to the federal government’s Land Management System, the 11,000-hectare (27,000-acre) ranch is the subject of a property dispute. One of the parties in the dispute, according to an Incra document seen by Mongabay, is seeking the “cancellation of the aforementioned area [ranch] as it overlaps my client’s property.” The problem is that there sho…

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