Guaraní People in Brazil

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    Aldeia "Tekoá Mboy Ty"
    Camboinhas beach, Niteroi
    State of Rio de Janeiro
    September 2009

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    The story:
    The traditional range of the Guaraní people includes what is now Paraguay, the Northeast of Argentina, southern Brazil and parts of Uruguay and Bolivia. They actually lived there before the countries and the frontiers existed.

    The Guaraní Indians are deeply spiritual people and extremely silent. They talk minimum but their words are rich in images and expressions.

    For the Guaraní, land is the origin of all life. For long, they have been searching for a place revealed to them by their ancestors where people live free from pain and suffering. A "land without Evil".

    In the last century, the Guaraní have been affected by the loss of almost all their land. Especially in certain areas of Brazil.

    Guaraní children starve and their leaders have been assassinated.

    In Brazil, there are today around 46,000* Guaraní living in seven states, making them the country's most numerous tribe.

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    1. dlucha 66 months ago | reply

      I love this portrait! CONGRATULATIONS!!

      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

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    2. J*. 66 months ago | reply

      a história é muito triste mesmo

      mas a foto é linda


    3. MNFISH 66 months ago | reply

      Your photo screams Photographer !!!
      Thank you for sharing with us


    4. Príamo Melo 66 months ago | reply

      Hi Xav!!!! That's indeed a lovely shot! Despite taken outdoors, it looks like one of those "high key" photographs made in studio. The gentle face of the children is awesome as well as the shallow depth of field. Those features please me. I'd like to see of those hundreds of images you produced :-) !!!!

    5. sensaos 66 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called South and Latin American Indians, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    6. Annick L 58 months ago | reply

      You should publish this on Face Book. Lost of people would answer.

    7. Anna Buxó ||Fotógrafa|| 44 months ago | reply

      Nice photo!! When you can, if you want, visit my page and tell me what you think of my photos:)

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