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Amazon indigenous groups face choice: fight virus or flee

by Florian PLAUCHEUR Agence France-Presse CRUZEIRINHO, Brazil (AFP) — Cruzeirinho, a small indigenous village of wooden shacks deep in the Amazon, is nearly empty these days all but five of its 32 families have fled into the rainforest to escape the coronavirus pandemic. A week s trip by boat from there, the inhabitants of the Umariacu indigenous reserve are trying a different strategy against the virus. Attention: indigenous land. Closed for 15 days, says a [ ]


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