Residents battle to protect their piece of Amazon from a controversial gold mining project.
September 13, 2013
Small mines dump 10 tons of mercury over a thousand miles of watercourses in the country to process illegal gold.
July 16, 2014
The estimate was confirmed by a mission of Amapá Civil Police, who visited some of the 520 mines in the region. The rising price of gold in the international market is what drives these Brazilians going abroad in search of metal.
July 21, 2014
In French Guiana, some 15,000 wildcat miners armed with diesel engines, hydraulic equipment, guns, and not a small supply of sugarcane liquor were hacking into the European Union’s sole rain forest.