Illegal loggers kill Amazon Indigenous warrior who guarded forest

"Illegal loggers in the Amazon ambushed an Indigenous group that was formed to protect the forest and shot dead a young warrior and wounded another, leaders of the Guajajara tribe in northern Brazil said Saturday.

The clash comes amid an increase in invasions of reservations by illegal loggers and miners since right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro took office this year and vowed to open up protected Indigenous lands to economic development.

"The Bolsonaro government has Indigenous blood on its hands," Brazil's pan-Indigenous organization APIB, which represents many of the country's 900,000 native people, said in a statement Saturday."

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