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 do not need mines, there will be no mines”In the video, which was recorded during a meeting with representatives of the Yanomani communities last Thursday, Bolzoni said it was the first such incident in the local area.
Indigenous Yanomani authorities have been alerted since 2020 about the tense situation in their area, which is the largest indigenous protection center in the country at 96,000 km.2 Approximately 27,000 inhabitants.
It rose 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 speech in favor of economic exploitation of indigenous areas has been in favor.
Bolsonaro vowed at Thursday ‘s meeting that the military would intervene 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 Yanomani and Munduruku (northern) regions have been subjected to unauthorized juvenile attacks, prompting a Brazilian Supreme Court judge to order the government to take over. “Required Steps” To protect them.