"We don't want this mining on our land, we will never want it. We're here, this nature is ours," says Tapayona, a Waiapi from Pinoty village against pressure from the government and industrial lobbies to open their forests to mining and logging.
Hundreds of protesters take to the streets streets and demand that President Michel Temer step down after lawmakers rejected corruption charges against him.
A Brazilian congressional committee voted 39-26 against putting President Michel Temer on trial at the Supreme Court on corruption charges. But a final decision is expected next week.
After domestic and international criticism, the Brazilian government revoked an August decree which authorised private companies to mine a sprawling Amazon reserve.
Temer faces second set of charges over obstruction of justice and leading a criminal group; the first for taking bribes for political favours.
Brazil's once hugely popular president questioned about alleged bribe taking from the Odebrecht construction giant. Lula, a frontrunner in the October 2018 presidential election says the corruption charges are concocted to prevent his return.
Brazil's President Michel Temer has announced the privatisation of some 58 state assets which the government hopes will kick-start Latin America's economy out of recession.
Brazil's lawmakers vote 263-227 to block massive bribery charges against scandal-plagued President Michel Temer. A vote against Temer would have resulted in moving the case to the Supreme Court.
Judge Sergio Moro said the asset freeze was in response to the charge that Lula accepted a bribe of a luxury beachside apartment and $1.1 million in cash from one of Brazil's biggest construction companies, Odebrecht SA.
The move by the congressional committee is largely symbolic as the decision to suspend Temer and put him on trial rests with the full lower house, which is scheduled to vote on the matter August 2.
Former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a top contender to win next year's presidential election, is convicted on corruption charges and sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison for accepting 3.7 million reais ($1.2 million) worth of bribes.
Workers rage against Temer's agenda for changing labour and pensions laws, holding nationwide demonstrations in the Latin American country.
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