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Violence Returns to a People Scarred by Genocide

The Yanomami, an indigenous people in the northern Amazon rainforest, were attacked by illegal gold miners several times in recent weeks, leaving several people wounded and two young children dead. With tens of thousands of miners still illegally occupying their land, the threat of continued violence remains.

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Guyana: Region 7 Land Conference

After a historic meeting of indigenous representatives from across Guyana’s Region 7, the council issues a formal statement about their land rights, addressed to national government.