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Friday, August 01, 2014

Indigenous tribesmen living deep in the Peruvian rainforest have emerged into the outside world to seek help, after suffering a murderous attack by probable drug traffickers. The contact took place across the border in Brazil and was recorded in a video released on Friday. The tribesmen caught a serious respiratory disease after contact, a major killer of isolated indigenous people, but have since recovered. They asked for weapons and allies, according to Zé Correia, a member of the native Brazilian Ashaninka tribe who met them.

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"Before uncontacted Indians were killed by loggers. Now they are killed by drug traffickers," said anthropologist Beatriz Huertas. "Civil society organizations have repeatedly called on the authorities to establish mechanisms to protect their areas to prevent outsiders from entering, but most of the authorities are not interested in protecting the tribes. On the contrary, their existence is a problem for investment and the exploitation of existing resources in their areas."

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I bet they're on their way to Texas.

#1 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2014-08-01 06:25 PM | Reply | Flag:

I'll bet the Army has some old blankets we could give them.

#2 | Posted by Harry_Powell at 2014-08-01 07:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

Give them inoculations first.

Then give them cameras that provide a live feed to a drone command center that can be used to ruin cocaine growers day in under half an hour.

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2014-08-02 12:03 AM | Reply | Flag:

Wonder who's done more damage there, the loggers or the drug traffickers.

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2014-08-02 12:32 AM | Reply | Flag:

Welcome to our modern world. First we will give you a "free" banana. Please leave your humanity back in the jungle.

#5 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-08-02 03:05 PM | Reply | Flag:

Too bad, now they'll all be Evangelicals, arguing religious precepts, within a year.

#6 | Posted by shane at 2014-08-02 04:41 PM | Reply | Flag:

If they become Evangelicals it will only be because Evangelicals brought them food, medicine, and supplies while translating their language into English and trying to defend the tribe against loggers and drug cartels.

#7 | Posted by Tor at 2014-08-02 04:55 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

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