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Amazon Leaders Deliver Illegal Mining Petition to Brazil Congress


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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Indigenous leaders delivered a petition of more than 400,000 signatures to the Brazilian Congress on Thursday, December 3rd, demanding the removal of illegal miners from Yanomami land in the Amazon they say are spreading the coronavirus to vulnerable communities.

The petition had been gathered since the June launch of a campaign condemning President Jair Bolsonaro’s policies supporting agricultural and mining exploration of the rainforest.

“We want the authorities . . .

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