Brazil’s Vale abandons all mining operations on indigenous lands

The announcement comes while the Federal Supreme Court (STF) is discussing the potential introduction of a timeframe limitation for indigenous lands.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Vale mining company has dropped all mining operations on indigenous lands in Brazil, after recognizing that the activity in such regions could only occur with the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of the indigenous peoples and legislation that allows and adequately regulates the activity, the company said in a statement.

Currently not involved in any mineral research or mining activities on Indigenous Lands in Brazil, the company had already dropped 89 mining processes - including research and mining applications - which affect Indigenous Lands in the country, with the National Mining Agency (ANM) between 2020 and 2021 . . .

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