In Venezuela’s southern Amazon region, Pemón Indigenous communities are caught between encroaching armed groups and illegal gold miners.
Miners dredging millions of dollars in gold from Brazil’s Puruê River devastate the environment and attract armed groups.
3 August 2023 The Amazon, the largest rainforest in the world, is also a source and transit point for illegally extracted jungle resources and narcotics, linking nine countries together. As criminal economies expand, violence and deforestation worsen, and the Amazon and its communities face an existential threat. Beneath the lush canopy of the world’s most […]