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Coronavirus: The threat to Brazil’s indigenous peoples

The world-renowned Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado says us indigenous peoples face “genocide” Show more Brazil has recorded another big increase in deaths from Covid-19, amid a deepening political row over the lockdown there. The world-renowned Brazilian photographer, Sebastião Salgado, tells us the country’s indigenous peoples in the Amazon are facing a particular risk. He has…

Coronavirus: The threat to Brazil’s indigenous peoples

The world-renowned Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado says us indigenous peoples face “genocide”

Brazil has recorded another big increase in deaths from Covid-19, amid a deepening political row over the lockdown there. The world-renowned Brazilian photographer, Sebastião Salgado, tells us the country’s indigenous peoples in the Amazon are facing a particular risk. He has written an open letter to the Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, warning of a “real risk of genocide” of indigenous peoples.

Also in the programme: The 75th anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany in the Second World War is being marked across Europe; and the Lord of the Rings actor Andy Serkis tells us why he is reading The Hobbit out loud, cover to cover, during the lockdown.

(Image: A nurse from the Witoto tribe, an indigenous ethnic group, provides frontline care protecting her indigenous community of 700 families from the COVID-19 outbreak. Credit: REUTERS/Bruno Kelly)

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