Analysis: Mining and prospecting dispute area larger than Belgium within Yanomami land

Rifle shots, gas bombs, threats - indigenous people of Yanomami land, a vast territory in the heart of the Amazon, have spent the last month under attack by miners.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Recent attacks by miners in the Palimiú region are only the tip of the iceberg in a territory where over 3 million hectares are formally claimed by miners, in 500 petitions registered with Brazil's National Mining Agency (ANM).

Rifle shots, gas bombs, threats - indigenous people of Yanomami land, a vast territory in the heart of the Amazon, have spent the last month under attack by miners . . .

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