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Lost Amazon Tribesmen Slaughtered: Beyond the Headlines

by / 0 Comments / 05/10/2017

In September 2017, it was reported in the UK press that 10 members of a ‘lost’ Amazon tribe had been slaughtered by gold miners in Brazil. The incident took place in the Jarvai valley in the Amazon. Gold mining in this region of the Amazon is brutal, as child labour is often used and the damage to the environment is catastrophic.

Shout Out UK look beyond the headlines to shed light on the issues and context surrounding these reports.

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