Part of the Sebastião Salgado na Amazônia series - Covers the history of the Yanomamis, the renewed threat they face from garimpeiros in their territory - and their funeral rites
The Yanomami Park covers 37,000 square miles in the Brazilian Amazon on the Venezuelan border; it is inhabited by 27,000 Yanomami. Soaring gold prices have resulted in a massive ongoing invasion of the indigenous territory by gold miners who are well supported with monetary backing, heavy equipment and aircraft.On 3 July, a federal judge issued an emergency...

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