Venezuelan Indians attacked amidst mining mayhem

Venezuelan Indians attacked amidst mining mayhem

Originally published by Survival International on 15/02/16. Venezuelan Indians attacked amidst mining mayhem Yabarana Indians in the Amazon region of Venezuela were violently attacked at the end of January by armed miners working illegally on their land. Yabarana leader Benjamin Perez, who heads the Yabarana organization OIYAPAM, was badly beaten...

Venezuelan tribes protest against violent mining gangs

Venezuelan tribes protest against violent mining gangs

Originally published by Survival. The Hoti in Venezuela and other Amazon Indians depend on the forest for their survival. But their forests are being destroyed by illegal mining (photograph taken in 2014). © Eglée Zent/Survival Venezuelan Indians blocked the landing strip of Canaima National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site,...