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Indigenous women shout slogans during an Indigenous Women's March, in Brasilia, Brazil, on Aug. 13, 2019.Eraldo Peres/The Associated Press

A Brazilian congressional committee on Tuesday approved a proposed constitutional amendment to allow commercial agriculture on Indigenous reserves, a practice that is currently prohibited.

Following approval by Brazil’s Constitutional and Legal Affairs Committee, the proposal will now pass to a specially formed committee for consideration. After passing through committee votes, a constitutional amendment must ultimately be approved by supermajorities in both houses of Congress.

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