Brazil’s Lula decrees 6 Indigenous reserves

BRAZIL’S President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva yesterday decreed six new Indigenous reserves, including a vast Amazon territory, after a freeze in such expansion under his far-right predecessor Jair Bolsonaro.

Under the decrees, Indigenous people are guaranteed exclusive use of natural resources on these lands, viewed by scientists as a bulwark against Amazon deforestation – a major challenge in the fight against climate change.