Gold miners attack indigenous village in Amazon, clash with police

Plumes of black smoke could be seen across the Tapajos river rising from the house of Munduruku women’s leader Maria Leusa that was set on fire with gasoline and burned to the ground, the indigenous umbrella organization APIB said.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Wildcat gold miners illegally prospecting on protected indigenous lands in the Amazon fired on a Munduruku village and burned down the house of one of its leaders on Wednesday, Brazil’s main indigenous organization said.

Federal Police said the gold miners then tried to invade the local police post and wreck vehicles and helicopters that are being used in an ongoing operation against the miners, police said in a statement.

Plumes of black smoke could be seen across the Tapajos river rising from the house of Munduruku women’s leader Maria Leusa that was set on . . .

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