Introducing: a group of indigenous people living in the Brazilian Amazon that no one knew existed.
The Brazilian government’s national Indian foundation confirmed this week that they found a new, ‘unconnected’ tribe living just east of Manaus. Researchers say any contact with the outside world could kill members of the tribe because their bodies are not immune to illnesses like the common cold.
The new discovery comes just two years after longtime Indian researcher, Jose Carlos Meirelles, released photos of another tribe living in the area. The photos show people painted in red paint firing arrows at the helicopter circling above. Al Jazeera has the story.