Brazil: Indigenous reserve missionaries barred from judge after fear of Covid-19 | News from the world

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A Brazilian judge banned a group of Christian missionaries from entering a large indigenous Amazon reserve with the highest concentration of isolated tribes in the world, citing one reason for the coronavirus pandemic.

Indigenous leaders and activists hailed the move as “historic” and hoped it could prevent genocide in the Javari Valley, an isolated reserve the size of Austria on Brazil’s western borders.

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