Small mines dump 10 tons of mercury over a thousand miles of watercourses in the country to process illegal gold.
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.
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.