A month of violent attacks by gold miners against Yanomami communities without protection from the Brazilian state! – «If the gold miners dig everywhere, the forest’s rivers will be full of mud, motor oil, and trash. They wash their gold powder in the streams, mixing it with mercury – dirty and dangerous…»  — Barbara Crane Navarro

Yanomami men in the forest – photo: Gullane/Pedro J Marquez A conflict erupted on April 27, when a group of Yanomami intercepted illegal gold miners who were going up the Rio Uraricoera in a speedboat loaded with fuel for their planes, helicopters and the industrial excavating machines they use for uprooting trees and moving soil. […]

A month of violent attacks by gold miners against Yanomami communities without protection from the Brazilian state! – «If the gold miners dig everywhere, the forest’s rivers will be full of mud, motor oil, and trash. They wash their gold powder in the streams, mixing it with mercury – dirty and dangerous…»  — Barbara Crane Navarro

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3 thoughts on “A month of violent attacks by gold miners against Yanomami communities without protection from the Brazilian state! – «If the gold miners dig everywhere, the forest’s rivers will be full of mud, motor oil, and trash. They wash their gold powder in the streams, mixing it with mercury – dirty and dangerous…»  — Barbara Crane Navarro

    1. Thank you for your comment! The current plight of the indigenous peoples of South America evokes the genocide, land theft, broken treaties and resource exploitation that took place in North America a few generations ago. We must boycott gold as well as all products from deforestation in order to slow this tragedy!

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