U.S. missionary accused of exposing isolated tribe to disease threat

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(London Independent) The Brazilian government has accused a missionary from the US of exposing an isolated indigenous tribe to potentially fatal diseases.

The Christian missionary Steve Campbell entered an area occupied by the Hi-Merimã tribe last month, one of the few dozen tribes in Brazil that has had no contact with the outside world.

“It’s a case of rights violation and exposure to risk of death to isolated indigenous population,” said a spokesman for the Brazilian government’s Indigenous Affairs Department (Funai).

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