The rainforest of gold: Blessing or curse?
Mining in French Guiana may be either an end to villagers’ way of life, or an economic opportunity.
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French Guiana fights to save rainforest
September 6, 2013
Residents battle to protect their piece of Amazon from a controversial gold mining project.
French Guiana: mercury endangers human health and rivers
September 13, 2013
Small mines dump 10 tons of mercury over a thousand miles of watercourses in the country to process illegal gold.
Video of Amazon gold mining devastation goes viral in Peru
October 1, 2013
Video went viral on Youtube after a popular radio and TV journalist in Peru highlighted the story.