Aritana Yawalapiti, one of Brazil’s top domestic leaders, has died from Covid-19

One of Brazil’s top domestic leaders, Aritana Yawalapiti, died at Covid-19 on Wednesday at the age of 70. He was admitted to an intensive care unit two weeks ago in Goia’s condition due to lung problems.

A little from a difficult form of Covid-19, cacique Aritana Yawalapiti, one of the most important domestic leaders in Brazil, died on Wednesday 5 August at the age of 70, his nephew Iano Yawalapiti announced.

“His death is being confirmed,” the nephew told the domestic chief who had been admitted to an intensive care unit two weeks ago at a hospital in the state of Goia, in western central Brazil, by telephone. , due to difficulty breathing.

Lower immunity and difficulties in accessing care

A strong defender of domestic rights and the conservation of the Amazon rainforest, Cacique was an important official in the Xingu National Park region, in Mato Grosso, from which also the emblematic chief Raoni Metuktire comes.

Covid-19, whose balance sheet will exceed 100,000 dead mark in Brazil in the coming days, has hit the natives hard and killed hundreds among them due to weaker immunity and difficulties in accessing care.

With AFP