Brazilian Army Called To Keep The Peace After Death Of Indigenous Leader

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Leader Members of the Guarani-Kaiowá tribe carried a coffin on Tuesday to protest against the killing of Semião Vilhalva, a leader of the tribe. PHOTO: UESLEI MARCELINO/REUTERS

By JOHN LYONS

Member of the Guarani-Kaiowá tribe was killed amid a land dispute near the border with Paraguay

SÃO PAULO—Brazil has ordered its Army to keep order in a town on the nation’s western soy-growing frontier after a land dispute turned deadly, the latest clash between farmers and indigenous people in the South American nation.

Authorities said Semião Vilhalva, a leader of the Guarani-Kaiowá tribe, was killed on Saturday during a conflict with men who sought to remove him and hundreds of other tribe members from two of several farms that the tribe occupied earlier last week near Brazil’s border with Paraguay in Mato Grosso do Sul state. Mr. Vilhalva was shot dead, activists said. The Federal Police are investigating the case.

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