Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy

Indigenous People Launch Campaign To Kick Out 20,000 Gold Miners From Their Land

By Tom Hale

IFL Science

The Yanomami Indigenous people have launched a campaign to kick out thousands of gold miners from their land in the Brazilian Amazon.

An estimated 10,000 to 20,000 illegal gold miners have set up shop in Yanomami Park, one of Brazil’s biggest indigenous reserves, near to the border of Venezuela. Gold mining has continued to disturb the indigenous land since the 1980s, but now the Yanomami fear the outsiders are increasing the spread of Covid-19 among some of their communities.


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