Brazil: Gold Miners Reportedly Murdered & Dismembered Members of Indigenous Tribe

HeadlineSep 12, 2017
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In Brazil, authorities are investigating reports that gold miners brutally murdered about 10 indigenous people last month and later bragged about dismembering their bodies. The alleged murders occurred in the Amazon’s Javari Valley, Brazil’s second-largest indigenous reserve. The victims were members of an uncontacted tribe. Brazilian President Michel Temer has close ties to the mining industry, and earlier this year he issued a decree opening up a wide swath of the Amazon to mining and extraction. He’s also cut funding for government agencies that work to protect indigenous groups from attacks by miners and loggers.

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