Forty three percent of all mining requests on the indigenous lands in the Brazilian Amazon lands are for gold extraction, an InfoAmazonia data analysis reveals. In several of these targeted areas, satellite images show that there is gold mining already taking place without authorization.
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Every person in three indigenous Munduruku villages in Pará is contaminated by mercury from wildcat mining
Studies by Fiocruz show that 60% of the indigenous people of the Sawré Muybu Indigenous Land have this toxic metal in their bodies above the limit tolerated by the WHO. Mining in indigenous lands has grown by almost 500% in a decade.
Global demand for manganese puts Kayapó Indigenous land under pressure
Amazônia Minada project finds unusual rise in demand for manganese in 2020, when it became the second most requested on indigenous lands – just after gold. Some of the richest manganese deposits in the world are in southeast Pará, overlapping with the territories of the Kayapó, the most affected by recent records in mining requests. Illegal mining has increased and Indigenous people denounce mining on their territories.
Potash: Canadian mining giant rides roughshod over Amazon communities
Potássio do Brasil failed to properly consult Autazes’ communities about the impacts of a $2 billion potash project, our investigation shows.
Anglo American, eyeing copper on protected indigenous land, failed to consult Amazonian community
British mining giant Anglo American made copper mining research applications on the Sawré Muybu Indigenous Territory, in the Brazilian Amazon, without consulting them.
Encouraged by Bolsonaro, mining requests on indigenous lands reach record numbers in 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.
Peru: Illegal mining as a political actor in presidential campaign
Former Peruvian Vice Minister explains how the pact of presidential candidate, Keiko Fujimori, is anti-technical and can threaten the fight against illegal mining in Madre de Dios and Puno.
Peru: Victims of trafficking must pay for their freedom
Caught in the middle of the jungle. Young captured in the form of ‘debt’ are forced to serve sexually to miners in ‘La Pampa’, in Madre de Dios. To leave this place they must raise money working in bars as escorts.
Madre de Dios, Peru: Navy will protect Tambopata Reserve from illegal miners
In order to cope with the invasion of illegal miners in the Tambopata National Reserve, 40 special forces rangers of the Navy of Peru will join the surveillance in point “Azul.”
Panamá Papers: The Virgin Islands of illegal mining
Mossack Fonseca operated offshore financiers who sent tons of gold to the U.S. and Switzerland.