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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.
The Brazilian authorities have begun an operation to remove eleven illegal ranches from the Yanomami territory in Brazil, and return the land to the Indians
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.