Gold mining is bringing mercury pollution, malaria, mass poaching, and ethnocide to one of Venezuela’s natural treasures
Tag: Illegal mining
HRW has just expressed its concern about “amputations and other horrific abuses” by local armed groups and Colombian guerrillas in the Orinoco Mining Arc.
After the Tumeremo massacre, on October 14, we know for a fact that the ELN operates in Venezuelan territory. But the ecocide, human trafficking, slavery and “mysterious” disappearances started in 2016, with the Orinoco Mining Arc's decree.
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