In Santarém, indigenous people denounce deforestation in Munduruku territory for soybean planting.

Indigenous people from the Açaizal village in Santarém, in western Pará, released a video on Thursday to denounce the deforestation that was taking place in the lands of the Munduruku people. According to the complaint, a license was granted for a businessman to work with soy cultivation in an area which, according to chief Manoel Munduruku (chief of Ipaupixuna Indigenous Territory), is indigenous. According to the defense of the accused businessman, the area is properly documented and owner Ivo Ruaro has a license to plant grain.

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