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Brazilian Indigenous Leaders March Against Copa América, Demanding Vaccines, Not Soccer Matches

HeadlineJun 15, 2021

Brazil has opened the Copa América soccer tournament despite one of the world’s worst COVID outbreaks. Brazil’s Health Ministry has identified more than 40 COVID cases connected with Copa América, including 31 players or staffers. As the tournament kicked off in Brasília Sunday, Indigenous people marched in protest.

Kretã Kaingang: “We see the Copa América as an affront to the 500,000 deaths due to the misgovernance of this fascist government, which denied the vaccine to the Brazilian population, denied the vaccine to us Indigenous peoples.”

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