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Big Chief

The chief of the second tribe spoke much better Portuguese and had some interesting stories to tell. He spoke of an Italian priest who once arrived together with an American to stay with the tribe with permission from FUNAI. The 2 of them extracted a lot of gold from the Indians land, robbed them and fled. If they should ever return, he´ll kill them both, he said.
Amazon - Part 3: Meeting The Yanomami

June 8th 2007
Despite having met numerous cabocos (the more modern, civilised Indians of the Amazon), we were still curious to see if we could visit a true Amazon Indian tribe, but were extremely disappointed to find out that this was impossible as they are ardently protected by the 2 Brazilian government agencies, FUNAI and IBAMA. Everyone told us it was strictly prohibited, and that to visit a tribe we would ... read more
South America » Brazil » Roraima » Boa Vista

Brazilian Flag Following three centuries under the rule of Portugal, Brazil became an independent nation in 1822. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil overcame more than half a century of military intervention in the governance of t... ... read more
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