Brazil: judge bans missionaries from indigenous reserve over Covid-19 fears

Indigenous leaders and activists hailed ‘historic’ decision after three missionaries and controversial group barred Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A Brazilian judge has banned a group of Christian missionaries from entering a vast Amazon indigenous reserve with the world’s highest concentration of isolated tribes, citing risks from the coronavirus pandemic as one of his reasons. Indigenous leaders and activists hailed the decision as “historic” and expressed hope that it could prevent a genocide in the Javari valley, a remote reserve the size of Austria on Brazil’s western borders. Continue reading...