Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Breaking: Oompa Tribe a Fake?


The story we broke here at HCwDB last month about the Oompa Tribe discovered in the Amazon may be a fake:

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Group denies misleading media over Amazon tribe
Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:16pm EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – A group that campaigns for tribal peoples’ rights denied on Tuesday that it and the Brazilian government had misled the media over photographs of an uncontacted Indian tribe in the Amazon last month.

Britain’s Observer newspaper reported on Sunday that the tribe, rather than being “undiscovered”, had been known by the Brazilian government for nearly 100 years and the photos were an attempt to publicize the risk it faced from logging.

Its story prompted some other media to call the photographs a hoax.
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However, if you click on the photo above, you’ll realize there is no fakery involved. It’s just another day off the Jerz Turnpike.

# posted by douchebag1

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