It is the highest level of intoxication that scientists have found in Colombia. According to toxicologist Jesus Olivero, the situation is so worrying that even the survival of these indigenous peoples would be at stake.
November 13, 2020
Exclusive survey reveals 145 requests filed with the National Mining Agency as of November 3, the highest number in 24 years. A bill presented by President Bolsonaro would legalize activities currently prohibited by the Constitution. Image: operation against illegal mining in TI Kayapó, in 2017. Photo: Felipe Werneck/InfoAmazonia.
April 1, 2016
The mining has left deep scars in the Yanomami people and in their territory. Between 1986 and 1990, it is estimated that 20% of the population (1,800 people) died due to disease and violence caused by invading gold miners.
September 13, 2014
Comptroller General of the Republic warns on water contamination and risks, because mercury remains in fishes.