Illegal gold mining: A disaster for the Yanomami people of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest
05 March 2023 | 2:21 pm
Thousands of illegal gold miners are accused of destroying the lives of the indigenous Yanomami people, who have lived for centuries in the Amazon rainforest on the border between Venezuela and Brazil. Miners have flooded into the area, poisoning rivers, attacking people and even raping women and girls.
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