The operation is part of the measures to remove invaders who remain in the territory or who returned after the 2023 actions. This comes at a time when the health emergency declared by the federal government in the region is about to turn one year old. Illegal mining is one of the causes of the health crisis in Yanomami Land. In addition to the actions on the ground, agents flew over to map out invasion sites within the territory. This operation is the first since the federal government announced "permanent actions" in Yanomami Land on the 10th. The territory has been the target of illegal mining for decades, but the invasion has intensified in recent years. The activity has a direct impact on the way of life of the indigenous peoples. The invasion destroys the environment, causes violence, armed conflicts and river pollution due to the use of mercury.
Source: Amazon Agency