The Guarani people in Brazil are divided into three groups: Kaiowá, Ñandeva and M’byá, of which the largest is the Kaiowá which means ‘forest people’.
profoundly affected by the loss of almost all their land in the last century, the Guarani suffer a wave of suicide unequaled in South America.
‘This here is my life, my soul. If you take me away from this land, you take my life.’ – Marcos Veron
I burn this injustice rage while I turn on the heart of pride in knowing their courage.
"We Indians have the constitutional right to occupy our land, and we will keep fighting " Guarani tribal chief, Vera Popygua which demanded respect for his people, because" it has been slaughtered ." "They killed our leaders, and that is sad and unacceptable. We are an advanced society living in the XXI century. This can not happen, should not happen," he says.
We (50 men, 50 women and 70 children) Guarani-Kaiowá communities from tekoha Pyelito kue / Mbrakay, write this letter our present historical situation and a final decision before the dispatch order expressed by the Federal Court Ashland, MS, as Case No. 0000032-87.2012.4.03.6006, the September 29, 2012.
We have received information that our community will soon be attacked, raped and thrown into the river by the Federal Court, Ashland, MS.
Therefore, it is clear to us that own Federal Court action generates and increases violence against our lives, ignoring our rights to survive the river Hovy and around our traditional territory Pyelito Kue / Mbarakay.
We understand clearly that this decision of the Federal Court Ashland-MS is part of the action of genocide and extermination indigenous historical, indigenous native and Mato Grosso do Sul, ie, the action itself is violating the Federal Court and exterminated and our lives.
We want to make clear to the Government that the Federal Court and, finally, we have already lost hope to survive with dignity and without violence in our old territory, no longer believes in the Brazilian Justice. Who we denounce acts of violence committed against our lives? For Justice of Brazil? If the Federal Court is being generated and fueling violence against us.
We have evaluated the situation and concluded that all going to die very soon, and we have no have the prospect of a dignified and fair, both here on the bank of the river as far away from here. We camped here 50 meters from the river and Hovy where there were four deaths, two by suicide and two because of the beating and torture of gunmen farms.
Hovy live in the river for more than a year without any help, isolated, surrounded by armed men and resisted until today. Eat once a day. We spent all this to recover our territory Pyleito old Kue / Mbarakay. In fact, we know that at the heart of our ancient land are buried many of our grandparents, great-grandparents and great-grandparents, are the cemeteries of our ancestors.
Aware of this fact of history, we are and want to be dead and buried along our ancestors here where we are today, so we ask the Government and the Federal Court did not order the eviction / expulsion, but ask enact our collective death and bury us all here.
Please once and for all, to enact our annihilation and extinction as well as sending several tractors to dig a big hole to play and bury the body. This is our appeal to federal judges. Now we await the decision of the Federal Court. We declare our collective death of Guarani and Kaiowá Pyelito Kue / Mbarakay and bury us here. Since we decided not to leave here completely alive nor dead.
We know we have a better chance of surviving with dignity here in our ancient land has already suffered a lot and we are all dying massacred and good pace. We know that will be driven away from the river's edge for justice, but we're not out of the river. As an indigenous people and indigenous history, collectively decided to just die here. We have no other option is our last dispatch before the unanimous decision of the Federal Court Ashland, MS.
Honestly, Pyelito Guarani Kaiowá Kue / Mbarakay