Kayapó indigenous people block Brazil's BR-163 national highway, as they protest against the government measures in the Indigenous lands to avoid the spread of the coronavirus, in Novo Progresso, Pará state, Brazil, August 18, 2020.

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The coronavirus has infected 30,000 Brazilian Indigenous people, and almost 800 have died. They are taking action to protect themselves, blaming officials for inaction.

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Kayapó indigenous people block Brazil's BR-163 national highway, as they protest against the government measures in the Indigenous lands to avoid the spread of the coronavirus, in Novo Progresso, Pará state, Brazil, Aug. 18, 2020.

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