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Brazil: no contacting primitive tribes?

A missionary from the USA could be charged with genocide after entering the land of an isolated tribe and potentially breaking the law, it was reported at the end of January.


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Missionary Steve Campbell and his family, who have worked among the Jamamadí people in Brazil for more than 50 years, may have entered the neighbouring tribal land of the Himarimã. These are among the last uncontacted tribes and are protected by laws that prevent contact from outside groups. Those laws are intended, in part, to guard the tribe from diseases.