July 25, 2020

Brazil’s indigenous chief Raoni leaves hospital

Brasília (AFP) – Brazil’s best-known indigenous leader, chief Raoni Metuktire, was released from hospital Saturday after a health scare and gave thanks for all the support he received during his convalescence. “I want to thank everyone who supported me, who heard about me every day, about my health. I thank you, now I am healed,” said Raoni, an iconic defender of the Amazon rainforest, in a brief statement as he left the hospital. In a wheelchair and visibly emaciated, the 90-year-old chief appeared at a press conference at Dois Pinheiros hospital in Sinop, Mato Grosso state, where he spent on…

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