We are now in the fifth year of an economic recovery that really reaches every single Member State.
Growth in the European Union has outstripped that of the United States over the last two years.
She said the process of land demarcation, to protect indigenous land, has resulted in violence. Officials say the budget cuts are measures aimed at bringing Brazil out of its worst recession in decades.
The UN declaration offers support for land demarcation, which provides some form of land rights to indigenous people. He told the Thomson Reuters Foundation, "We see our rights being violated all the time…We depend on the land to live.” He added, “With no demarcation, there is no health, no education. She said the number of killings of indigenous people in 25 nations increased by 100 percent to 281 in 2016 compared to the year before.
There is just a piece of land with heaps of people." Joana Chiavari is an expert at the Climate Policy Initiative in Brazil. She added that the number of killings in 2017 is, in her words, “likely to be even more alarming.” Some say invasions of indigenous territory have been increasing as Brazil cuts spending.
Brazil's National Indian Foundation said some of the miners were detained for questioning, but no deaths yet have been confirmed.
The reports come on the week of the 10-year anniversary of the United Nations' Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
The document brings attention to the situation of indigenous people and creates standards for their survival and well-being.