Brazilian cross border for gold. Exploration has already removed nearly $ 400,000 and leaves trace of deforestation and pollution in the Amazon rainforest.
Tag: French Guiana
Globo.com: Brazilian report shows illegal mines of the French Guiana region
Images of an area of illegal mining in French Guiana, where a large majority of the miners are Brazilians.
Agência Amapá Notícias: Brazilian miners crimes identified in French Guiana
French and Brazilian Police identified crimes in areas of mines in French Guyana, mostly killings by Brazilian that occur in the mining area.
Pulitzer Center: Like Butterflies in the Jungle: The Quest for the New El Dorado
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.
EBC: In French Guiana there are at least 10,000 illegal Brazilian miners
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.
Spectacular new beetle discovered in French Guiana
A new bi-colored beetle was discovered in the lowland rainforest of French Guiana.
Senate approves agreement with France to combat illegal mining
Plenary agreed to a proposal that will combat the illegal mining in a range of 150 km between the border of Brazil and French Guiana.
French Guiana: mercury endangers human health and rivers
Small mines dump 10 tons of mercury over a thousand miles of watercourses in the country to process illegal gold.
French Guiana fights to save rainforest
Residents battle to protect their piece of Amazon from a controversial gold mining project.