Thousands of Indigenous people in Brazil protest against mining bill

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Thousands of Indigenous people in Brazil marched on Wednesday towards the National Congress in Brasilia to protest against PL 191, a bill that will allow mining in indigenous territories where most of them located in the Amazon rainforest if approved in congress.

Brazil's largest indigenous reservation reported on Monday that illegal mining on Yanomami territory rose by 46 percent last year, which has brought disease, increased violent clashes between land invaders and local tribal groups and violated human rights.

Indigenous leaders said that the government has failed to control illegal mining and deforestation on Indigenous reserves while President Jair Bolsonaro argued that indigenous communities are blocking the country's development. 

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