Brazil land rights bill: Indigenous protests suspend Congress

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    Indigenous protesters and police have clashed outside Brazil’s Congress building, suspending a session inside.

    Brazil’s security forces have fired stun grenades, tear gas and pepper spray against Indigenous protesters, who were marching to the Congress building.

    Several demonstrators have been injured and hospitalised while three policemen were also wounded by Indigenous arrows.

    Legislators are debating a controversial bill which would pave the way for commercial farming and mining in protected Indigenous lands.

    Al Jazeera’s Monica Yanakiew reports from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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    Brazil is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.

    Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states and the Federal District. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas, as well as the most populous Roman Catholic-majority country.

    Its Amazon basin includes a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems, and extensive natural resources spanning numerous protected habitats. Brazil is classified as an upper-middle income economy by the World Bank and a newly industrialized country.

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