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Reportagem Publication logo Fevereiro 4, 2022

Raimundão, aos 76 Anos, Luta pela Floresta em Xapuri


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Em 2018 e 2019, mais de 30 jovens indígenas participaram das oficinas da agência Amazônia Real, em...


This story excerpt was translated from Portuguese. To read the original story in full, visit Amazônia Real. You may also view the original story on the Rainforest Journalism Fund website here. Our website is available in English, Spanish, bahasa Indonesia, French, and Portuguese.

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The socio-environmental history of the Amazon included the participation of several characters who to this day live the resistance of their struggles. Among them is the extractivist and rubber tapper Raimundo Mendes de Barros, known as Raimundão, born in 1945 at Seringal Santa Fé, in the municipality of Xapuri, in the state of Acre.

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I am Raimundo Barros' daughter, and being part of this struggle is extremely important for me because I am giving continuity to what he fought so hard for in the past.

Raimundão and Raiara Barros. Image by Amazônia Real. Brazil.


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