14 July 2012

BRASIL: Police Arrest Illegal Miners In Roraima's Amazon.


      Federal police arrested at least 26 for illegal gold mining in remote Amazon Roraima state.
      Indigena Yanomami peoples have long complained about the invasion of miners in their reserve near Venezuela.
      Officials say the  illegal mines...run primarily by 5 criminal groups...have caused vast environmental damage to the forest...with the use of toxic mercury.