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Amazon Indians in Venezuela have condemned the army for failing to tackle illegal gold and diamond mining on their land.
Amazon Indians have released a series of desperate statements calling on their governments to put a stop to mining which is destroying their land and threatening their existence.
The World Council of Churches president for Latin America and the Caribbean has expressed concern over political violence in Venezuela.
Yanomami Indians from Brazil and Venezuela met last month in Venezuela to discuss indigenous rights and national policies with government officials and NGOs.
Survivors of a massacre in which sixteen Yanomami Indians were killed by illegal gold-miners 20 years ago have spoken out as miners continue to invade their land.
A delegation of Ye’kuana and Sanema Indians have travelled to Venezuela’s capital to express their fears about the devastating effects mining is having on their land.
Yanomami Indians have appealed to Venezuela’s government to tackle the "presence and impacts" of illegal goldmining, rather than deny the problem exists.
Goldminers in Venezuela have carried out a massacre of isolated Yanomami Indians, according to reports received by Survival International.
Joel Linares, a grassroots Venezuelan activist inspired by liberation theology will begin a speaking tour of Britain this weekend.
The recent freeing of Clara Rojas and Consuelo González in Colombia has been welcomed by a World Council of Churches' spokesperson as a sign of hope that non-violence and justice is still possible in the troubled country.