Brazil’s Amazon chief Raoni hospitalized

first_imgBrazil’s indigenous chief Raoni Metuktire speaks with journalists after meeting with the parliamentary front in defense of the rights of indigenous peoples at the chamber of deputies in Brasilia, Brazil Feb. 18, 2020. REUTERS/ADRIANO MACHADO SAO PAULO – Brazil’s top indigenous chief Raoni Metuktire has been hospitalized with digestive bleeding, according to a post on the Facebook page of Raoni’s institute. The Kayapo chief has become the symbol of the fight to stop deforestation in the Amazon. (Reuters) The 90-year-old Amazon icon is in a hospital in the city of Sinop, in Brazil’s central state of Mato Grosso. Raoni started showing symptoms of dehydration eight days ago and was initially taken from his tribe to a hospital nearby, the post said.last_img read more

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