In Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro promises indigenous Yanomami to end illegal mining
In a video released on Sunday, May 30, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro promised the local Yanomani that they would stop mining in their territory, which they do not need.
“If you don’t need mines, there will be no mines”In the video, which was recorded during a meeting with representatives of Yanomani communities last Thursday, Bolzoni said it was the first such incident in the region.
The indigenous Yanomani authorities have been alerted since 2020 to the tense situation in their region, which is the largest indigenous protection center in the country, 96,000 km away.2 About 27,000 inhabitants.
It increased by 30% last year
Their representatives and organizations for the protection of the environment condemn the illegal exploitation of land, and so far the pro-Brazilian discourse in favor of the economic exploitation of indigenous areas has been favorable.
Bolsonaro promised at Thursday’s meeting that the military would step in to enforce their rights, but never mentioned illegal mines. These are the main causes of environmental damage in the Amazon rainforest, which increased by 30% last year, causing the equivalent of 500 football fields, according to a report by the Yanomani Association.
For several weeks, natives of the regions of Yanomani and Munduruku (north) have been victims of unauthorized attacks by minors, which prompted a judge of the Brazilian Supreme Court to order the government to take over. “Steps required” To protect them.