Indigenous Pataxo People Have Moved to Belo Horizonte After the Brumadinho Dam Collapse Amidst the Coronavirus (COVID – 19) Pandemic

BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL – JULY 13: Juari paints the skin of his son Taruguin, Indians of the Pataxo HãHãHãe ethnic group at home in the Vila Vitória neighborhood, on the outskirts of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, on July 13, 2020 amid coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). The Indians were displaced from their lands after the rupture of a mud dam owned by the mining company Vale, in January 2019, which sent tons of toxic waste to the Paraopeba River on which they depended. Now, just over ten Pataxo Hahahae families are struggling to survive the COVID-19 pandemic in the city, far from the indigenous village, outside their natural habitat. (Photo by Pedro Vilela / Getty Images)

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