In the southern Mato Grosso do Sul, bordering Paraguay, an indigenous ethnic group with the largest population in Brazil silently fight for their territory to try to halt the advance of powerful enemies.
Driven by the continuous process of colonization, more than 40,000 Guarani Kaiowá live today in less than 1% of their original territory. On their land are thousands of acres of sugar cane planted by multinationals, in accordance with government officials, an exhibit of ethanol to the world as "clean" and environmentally friendly.
Landless, the Guarani Kaiowá have lived for years with an epidemic of malnutrition that affects their children. Without alternative livelihoods, adults and adolescents are exploited in working hours in the cane fields. In the production of clean fuel are constant assessments made by the Ministry of Labor in plants that use child and slave labor.
Amid the frenzy of gold fever green (as is called the cane sugar), indigenous leaders who face the power which imposes itself as a destination are often ordered to death by ranchers.(more)