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Colonizing the Amazon
« on: March 21, 2019, 12:07:19 PM »

COLONIZING THE AMAZON: BRAZIL TO OPEN INDIGENOUS RESERVES TO MINING WITHOUT INDIGENOUS CONSENT
March 15, 2019

Sue Branford and MaurŪcio Torres, Mongabay
Waking Times

    New Minister of Mines and Energy Admiral Bento Albuquerque announced on 4 March that he plans to permit mining on indigenous lands in Brazil, including within the Amazon. He also said that he intends to allow mining right up to Brazilís borders, abolishing the current ban along a 150-kilometer (93-mile)-wide swath at the frontier.
    The Bolsonaro administrationís indigenous mining plan is in direct opposition to indigenous land rights as guaranteed under Brazilís 1988 Constitution. The indigenous mining initiative will likely be implemented via a presidential decree, which will almost surely be reviewed, and possibly be rejected, by Brazilís Supreme Court.
    Mining companies stand ready to move into indigenous reserves, if the measure goes forward. Brazilís mining ministry has received 4,073 requests from mining companies and individuals for mining-related activities on indigenous land. Indigenous groups are outraged and they plan to resist in the courts and by whatever means possible.
    Brazilís mining industry has a very poor safety and environmental record. As recently as January, Brazil mega-mining company Vale saw a tailings dam collapse at Brumadinho which killed 193 and left another 115 missing. Public outcry is strong against the industry currently, but how the public will respond to the indigenous mining plan isnít yet known.


https://www.wakingtimes.com/2019/03/15/colonizing-the-amazon-brazil-to-open-indigenous-reserves-to-mining-without-indigenous-consent/
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