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Voices of the Forest | Pedro Xapuri (Portuguese)

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Image by Le Monde Diplomatique. Brazil, 2020.
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In 1987, leaders of rubber tappers and Indigenous peoples joined together to demand the demarcation...

Pedro Xapuri. Image by Thiago Mendonça. Brazil, 2020.
Pedro Xapuri. Image by Thiago Mendonça. Brazil, 2020.

The sixth episode of this series, "Voices of the Forest: The Chico Mendes Forest Peoples Alliance Today," features Pedro Xapuri.

"Freedom is life, I don't need a fence, I don't need an electric fence, I don't need a gate, I don't need anything. To me this is freedom. And it is an achievement that I have, but which cost many hikes, many journeys, do you see?"

To see the interview in Portuguese, click here.

O entrevistado do sexto episódio da série Vozes da Floresta - A aliança dos Povos da Floresta de Chico Mendes a nossos dias é Pedro Xapuri. 

"Liberdade é viver, não preciso de cerca, não precisa de cerca elétrica, não precisa de cancela, não preciso de nada. Isso pra mim é liberdade. E é uma conquista que eu tenho que custou muitas caminhadas, muitas passadas, né?"

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