BRAZIL: Love Finds a Way

Deep in the Mato Grosso jungles, beyond the Rio das Mortes (River of Deaths), live 15,000 Chavante Indians, members of the fiercest Indian tribe in all Brazil. For decades Brazil's Indian Protective Service agents have sought to tame and civilize the warlike Chavantes under their uniquely Brazilian motto of "pacification through love." Though the agents never used arms, even in self-defense, the ferocious Chavantes rebuffed them. One agent who dared to cross the River of Deaths was left dead under a pile of 1,000 war clubs.

Wild Welcome. Three years ago wiry I.P.S. man Francisco Mereiles narrowly missed the same fate...

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