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.
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.
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.
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.”
Mossack Fonseca operated offshore financiers who sent tons of gold to the U.S. and Switzerland.
Illegal mining continues its expansion in Madre de Dios, the Peruvian region most affected by this activity. Destroyed forests, polluted rivers and soils, as well as social problems.
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.
In December 2015, Actualidad Ambiental reported that a large number of illegal miners were working on both sides of the Malinowski River, which separates the Tambopata National Reserve from its buffer zone.
Through the use of satellite imagery, Monitoring Project of the Andean Amazon notices the increase in deforestation by illegal mining in this Peruvian reserve
“The routes of gold”, a documentary that shows the paths taken by illegal trade of the Amazonian gold in Peru, Bolivia and Brazil, is now available on the web.