COVID-19 and Conflict | COVID-19 in the Brazilian Amazon: forging solidarity bonds against devastation
By Fiorella Macchiavello, Renata Cavalcanti Muniz and Lee Pegler
The indigenous populations in the Amazon are putting up a commendable fight against the Brazilian government’s lack of adequate response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are fighting an epic battle, not only trying to prevent being infected by the virus, but also encroachment by multiple actors on Amazonian land—a process that continues despite the pandemic. Here, we present the ongoing struggle of indigenous peoples in the Brazilian Amazon and how they are resisting several threats simultaneously.