In a very disturbing video below, children are buried alive in an Amazonian tradition, including a little boy who dies because no one will raise him. It is rare footage of a practice involving hundreds of children a year.
Warning, this video is very disturbing. I was unaware of this practice until seeing this video. However, one of the great values of the Internet and video sites is to educate people on such barbaric practices. Regardless of the cultural norms and sensitivities, it should be the obligation of Brazil and other nations to end this horrible practice. Perhaps if enough people watch this video, something might be done.
This site has one such description:
After being born, November 21, 2003 at 7 am, he was buried alive by his mother, Kanui. She was carrying out a ritual prescribed by the cultural norms of the Kamaiurás, which require that children of unwed mothers be buried alive. To seal the fate of Amalé his grandparents walked on top of the mound. Nobody heard even a cry from the child. Two hours after the ceremony, in a gesture of defiance against the whole tribe, his aunt Kamiru set out to disinter the baby. She recalls that his eyes and nose were bleeding profusely and that he first began to cry only eight hours later. The older Indians believe that Amalé only escaped death because that day the earth of the pit was mixed with numerous leaves and sticks, which could have created a small air bubble.
For the video, click here.