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There are some 46,000 Guarani living in Brazil today. They are the country's most numerous tribe.
They are a deeply spiritual people, for them land is the origin of all life. They have been profoundly affected by the loss of almost all of their lands over the last century. The Guarani suffer a wave of suicide that is unequaled in South America.
The Guarani have been forced off their lands by violent ranchers and now live on tiny patches of land or camped on the roadsides.
Survival International are working to help the Guarani defend their rights, lands and futures. Here's what you can do:
- Donate to Survival’s campaign for the Guarani
- Write to the Brazilian government using Survival’s online letter-writing tool
- Write to your MP or MEP (UK) or Senators and members of Congress (US).
- Write to your local Brazilian embassy
- If you want to get more involved, contact Survival