Brazil Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Indigenous Land Rights in Historic Win
Brazil's supreme court has voted against a proposal to restrict Indigenous land rights, a decision hailed as a historic victory for the country's Indigenous communities. The court's ruling rejected the "time limit trick," which was backed by agribusiness interests and aimed to prevent Indigenous groups from claiming land they did not physically occupy in 1988. This decision was met with emotional scenes outside the supreme court's headquarters in Brasília, with activists celebrating and some even shedding tears of joy. The ruling is seen as a significant setback for those who sought to curtail Indigenous land rights, including former far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, who was accused of undermining Indigenous territories during his tenure. Indigenous leaders and activists celebrated the victory, emphasizing the importance of Indigenous resistance and the protection of their ancestral lands.