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Prominent leader of tribe in Brazil killed near home

 

Last updated 1/18/2014 at 5:53pm

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Ambrósio Vilhalva, a prominent leader of the Guarani-Kaiowa Tribe pressured the government to demarcate lands for his tribe, who have been forced out of their ancestral territory.

BRASILIA, BRAZIL-Ambrósio Vilhalva, a prominent leader of the Guarani-Kaiowa Tribe in Brazil, was stabbed to death outside his home.

Authorities believe Vilhalva was killed by his father-in-law, who has been arrested. He allegedly told his wife who attacked him as he stumbled into his home and died.

Vilhalva pressured the government to demarcate lands for his tribe that has been forced out of their ancestral territory. He starred in the 2008 film Birdwatchers, about conflicts between his people and wealthy landowners.

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