Report: Loggers Accused Of Capturing Eight-Year-Old Girl From Remote Amazonian Tribe And Burning Her Alive

Various groups have accused loggers in Brazil of a heinous and unspeakable crime: capturing an eight-year-old girl from one of the Amazon’s last uncontacted tribes and burning her alive as a warning to leave the mineral-rich area. Both a tribal chief and a Catholic group have come forward to confirm the story, which is still being investigated.


The girl is a member of the primitive Awá tribe and appears to have wandered from her village. Luis Carlos Guajajaras, leader from a separate tribe, claims that the loggers tied to her a tree and set her alight as a warning to other natives last October or November. There have been roughly 450 tribes people murdered in Brazil between 2003 and 2010.

Many years ago, I went to the Amazon and saw the deforestation of the jungle in some of the deepest areas. There was obvious collusion with the government and the result was horrific. Not only has the Brazilian government allowed the destruction of millions of acres of unique ecosystems and thousands of tribal villages, but mankind has lost unique species in the burning.

If shown to be true, however, this murder would eclipse prior crimes in its savagery and rage.

Source: Telegraph

13 thoughts on “Report: Loggers Accused Of Capturing Eight-Year-Old Girl From Remote Amazonian Tribe And Burning Her Alive

  1. Whats the problem? Modern society is built on a foundation of pillage and rape of indigenous peoples where ever they get in the way of resources and superior fire power (no pun intended).

    There are some ugly people out there in the world doing ugly things for money. Hopefully these particular ones will be found & punished.

  2. Hey, this is our anarchist’s notion of a perfect society. No rules, no regulations and no likely consequences.

  3. An 8 year old girl … the world needs to meet each and every one of these loggers … those who “captured” the child, those who tied her to a tree, those who lit the fire, and those who watched. Then the world needs to meet their employers and any government official who had a hand in granting a contract to said employers. After all have been introduced to the world, a trial can take place and appropriate punishment for premeditated murder can be applied to any and all convicted.

    Or, we can simply dig a large hole in the ground …

  4. Lets start out with the proposition that we get about 5,000 different medications and potentials from the rain forest….The US and Worldwide Pharmaceutical Companies could care less about the indigenous tribes-folks except when it comes to profits…..because the rain forest are a major profit center for them….would it surprise me that they’d put someone up to this….to go against the people drilling for oil or other valuable natural….Of course.

    These are primitive tribes….I will suspect that they have a much better understanding of the lay of the land than the invaders….and I suspect that in the end that the natives will win…..

    A good book about this is Candice Millards…”River of Doubt”….it is about T.R. Roosevelt’s Trip to South America….which has good historical points as well as some useless information unless you are a botanist……

  5. What Blouise said…

    Our society would be better off if our collective heads weren’t buried in the sands of NFL, TMZ, and Kardashians.

    Too many people have no real concept of what life is really like for the majority of people in our world.

  6. “We heard that they laughed as they burned her to death,” he said. (from the linked article)

    Yes, exactly what Blouise said…, as well as JCTheBigTree…

  7. I don’t condone vigilante justice, although instances like this make me understand it. -Gene H.

    Agreed. (There are times when base instincts surface…)

  8. Do you really think it is possible that they laughed as they watched her die? I can’t believe that that is possible. Humans just don’t do that.

  9. Do you really think it is possible that they laughed as they watched her die? I can’t believe that that is possible. Humans just don’t do that. -Curious

    You’re right, but someone who would burn another person alive (in this case, an eight year old girl) doesn’t qualify as “human” in my book.

  10. Lets put pressure on the Brazilian government to investigate and put these men in prison. They really need to be burned alive themselves but at least a prison sentence. That way others will not think they can get by with this same crime.

  11. That’s wrong and selfish! That little girl was only 8 she had her whole life to live and those sick and twisted people snatch it away from her they should be caught and burned alive for what they did!!!!!!!!

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