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.
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.
August 4, 2014
Images of an area of illegal mining in French Guiana, where a large majority of the miners are Brazilians.
October 1, 2014
Brazilian cross border for gold. Exploration has already removed nearly $ 400,000 and leaves trace of deforestation and pollution in the Amazon rainforest.