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Brazil evicts gold miners from Amazon rainforest

Brazil has ousted almost all illegal gold miners from the Yanomami territory, its largest indigenous reservation, and will remove miners from six more reserves this year, the head of the federal police’s new environmental crimes division says.

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Yanomami crisis sparks action against illegal gold in the Amazon

Brazilian Attorney General Augusto Aras requested the Federal Supreme Court to overturn a law establishing the concept of “good faith” of gold buyers, which eases illegal gold laundering.

Land grabbers: The growing assault on Brazil's Indigenous areas
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Land grabbers: The growing assault on Brazil's Indigenous areas

Under President Jair Bolsonaro, illegal miners, loggers and ranchers are invading and occupying ever-larger amounts of Indigenous territory. Brazil’s original inhabitants are increasingly opposing these incursions, leading to conflicts and a surge in killings of local activists.
Disaster looms for indigenous communities as COVID-19 cases multiply in Amazon
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Disaster looms for indigenous communities as COVID-19 cases multiply in Amazon

Indigenous communities in Brazil suffer from the virus on one hand and "genocidal" interlopers on the other, rights groups say.
First coronavirus deaths reported in Indigenous communities in the Amazon
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First coronavirus deaths reported in Indigenous communities in the Amazon

“COVID-19 has fertile terrain to spread rapidly among the populations that live in Amazonia,” says president of prominent Brazilian rights group.
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