Mining in French Guiana may be either an end to villagers’ way of life, or an economic opportunity.
June 9, 2021
Amazônia Minada project finds unusual rise in demand for manganese in 2020, when it became the second most requested on indigenous lands - just after gold. Some of the richest manganese deposits in the world are in southeast Pará, overlapping with the territories of the Kayapó, the most affected by recent records in mining requests. Illegal mining has increased and Indigenous people denounce mining on their territories.
March 17, 2022
Although living 186 miles away from the area along the Tapajós River where illegal mining is concentrated, Santarém's inhabitants are at high risk of mercury poisoning.
September 6, 2013
Residents battle to protect their piece of Amazon from a controversial gold mining project.