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A group of Brazilian bishops, led by Archbishop Dimas Lara Barbosa of Campo Grande, lamented the recent killing of Semiao Vilhalva, a 24-year-old member of the indigenous Guarani-Kaiowá people.
The Guarani-Kaiowá are embroiled in a land dispute with area farmers.
“How many people have to die before reaching the conclusion that we need to do something concrete for peace, respect for human rights and justice for all?” the bishops of Brazil’s Central-West Region asked, according to a Fides report.
“The indigenous movement and its allies will continue to monitor the progress of the process, hoping that justice arrives on time and in an exemplary way to punish the perpetrators of the barbaric crime,” the bishops added.
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