About six years ago, the abandoned building of the First Museum of the Indian, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil turned into a “living museum” and became home to several different indigenous communities. This new settlement was close to the city’s famous Maracanã stadium, and soon became known as Aldeia Maracanã or Maracanã Village. On the morning of January 12, 2013, Maracanã Village woke up surrounded by military policy in riot gear. Without warning and without a warrant [pt], the military police arrived ready to evict the community. The area around Maracanã stadium is undergoing major reconstruction in preparation of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. The official page of Maracanã Village on Facebook, created a few months earlier on November 2012, made a call for support. Soon dozens of human rights activists arrived at the scene.
More here: Brazil’s World Cup Construction Threatens Indigenous “Living Museum”

About six years ago, the abandoned building of the First Museum of the Indian, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil turned into a “living museum” and became home to several different indigenous communities. This new settlement was close to the city’s famous Maracanã stadium, and soon became known as Aldeia Maracanã or Maracanã Village. On the morning of January 12, 2013, Maracanã Village woke up surrounded by military policy in riot gear. Without warning and without a warrant [pt], the military police arrived ready to evict the community. The area around Maracanã stadium is undergoing major reconstruction in preparation of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. The official page of Maracanã Village on Facebook, created a few months earlier on November 2012, made a call for support. Soon dozens of human rights activists arrived at the scene.

More here: Brazil’s World Cup Construction Threatens Indigenous “Living Museum”

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