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Revista de geografía Norte Grande

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GILSON DA COSTA SILVA, Ricardo; MICHALSKI, Amanda; TAVARES DE SOUZA, Luciano Ítalo  and  PEREIRA LIMA, Luís Augusto. Frontier, human rights and traditional territories in Rondônia (Brazilian Amazonia). Rev. geogr. Norte Gd. [online]. 2020, n.77, pp.253-271. ISSN 0718-3402.

In the beginning of this century, the continuous march of capitalism in the brazilian Amazonia reaches protected areas, spaces destined to the preservation and conservation of nature, and protection to the traditional territories of the Amazonian peoples. These territorial dynamics increase socio-political and economic pressures in the institutionalized spaces to guarantee social forms of collective use of land and nature, which directly guarantee the protection of environmental services for the society. We analyze this empirical phenomenon in the state of Rondônia, located in the southern brazilian Amazonia, problematizing these processes in the territories of indigenous peoples and rubber tappers (traditional community). We conclude that the expansion of the frontier promoted by economic groups (livestock, madeira, land-grabbers, mining and soya), with the support of the State, reaches the environmental and cultural protection of the Amazonian peoples with strong transgressions to the laws of territorial ordering, the result of which a social process linked to violence, environmental crime and the denial of human and territorial rights of social groups directly affected.

Keywords : Amazonian Peoples; Agrarian Space; Human Rights.

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