According to a study released Friday by MapBiomas, a website that gathers data and information on Brazilian biomes, from the soil to the Amazon, including mining, fire, and water, illegal mining in Brazil grew by 35,000 hectares in 2022 compared to the previous year, Agencia Brasil reported.
Brazil's Federal Police (PF) found evidence against 40 people for illegal mining in Roraima in 2023, Agência Brasil reported citing data obtained through the Access to Information Law (LAI). The PF is due to forward the investigation to the Public Prosecutor's Office, which may or may not file a case before the courts, it was explained.
Brazilian authorities this week arrested 18 illegal miners (garimpeiros) in Yanomami Indigenous Land during the joint operation Ágata Fronteira Norte, according to Defense Ministry sources, Agencia Brasil reported Friday.
Brazil's Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change confirmed the death of four miners inside the Yanomami Indigenous Land late on Sunday, April 30, Agencia Brasil reported. They had reacted to a raid by the Federal Highway Police (PRF) and the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama). According to the ministry, during the action, large-caliber weapons were seized.
The Brazilian Government has finalized what has become known as the Gold Provisional Measure (MP) ending good faith and requiring electronic invoices for buying, selling, and transporting gold in the country, Agencia Brasil reported.
Guyanan authorities announced Thursday that they had arrested two Brazilian nationals after a helicopter and an illegal mining site were detected.
Brazil's Minister for Indigenous Peoples Sonia Guajajara described the presence of illegal mining (known locally as garimpo) in the Yanomami Indigenous Land as destructive, Agencia Brasil reported Monday.
Illegal miners known as garimpeiros are beginning to leave the lands of the Yanomami indigenous peoples after a federal raid to evict them was announced by President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva, Minister of Indigenous Peoples Sonia Guajajara told reporters Sunday.
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva Tuesday pledged to halt all illegal gold mining -locally known as garimpo- at Indigenous reserves in the country's northeast if he is elected back into office in October.
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is to be briefed on the effects of mercury contamination on indigenous peoples of Bolivia as a direct result of intensive mining, it was announced Friday.