Illegal gold mining in the Amazon has a devastating effect on indigenous peoples. Miners bring disease, deforestation and murder. Then long after they have gone, communities are left to suffer deadly mercury poisoning.
May 19, 2014
Three bulldozers, two loaders, two vehicles and more than 13,000 gallons of fuel, were seized by officers of the National Customs and Tax Administration of Peru, in Madre de Dios region.
August 6, 2023
In Venezuela’s southern Amazon region, Pemón Indigenous communities are caught between encroaching armed groups and illegal gold miners.
April 20, 2016
Illicit gold trade overtakes cocaine, fuelling abuses including sexual exploitation and child labour, says Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime.