30 Aug '12, 4pm

Survivors say gold miners in helicopter massacred village of 80 in Venezuelan Amazon

Survivors say gold miners in helicopter massacred village of 80 in Venezuelan Amazon

Brazil cripples illegal gold mining operations in indigenous territory (07/18/2012) Brazilian police have arrested 26 people and confiscated gold and aircraft in a coordinated effort to tackle illegal gold-mining in the Yanomami Indigenous Reserve, reports the BBC. Along with illegal miners the year-long investigation also arrested complicit airplane pilots, engineers, and business people in a bid to undercut the trade's funders and infrastructure. Gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon: a view from the ground (03/15/2012) On the back of a partially functioning motorcycle I fly down miles of winding footpath at high-speed through the dense Amazon rainforest, the driver never able to see more than several feet ahead. Myriads of bizarre creatures lie camouflaged amongst the dense vines and lush foliage; flocks of parrots fly overhead in rainbows of color; a moss-covered three-to...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0830-hance-massacre-yanomam...

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