Planes of miners continue to fly over Brazil's largest indigenous reserve. The airspace in Yanomami territory is closed, but is monitored by the armed forces. The area, which is the size of Portugal, has 30,000 indigenous people and lies on the border between the states of Roraima and Amazonas. The aircraft caught during an Ibama inspection managed to escape. During the action, the federal agency found a scene of destruction in the forest. A gold mine that had been deactivated was now operating illegally again. The federal agents destroyed engines and equipment used to extract minerals. In January, the federal government began a series of operations on Yanomami land to expel 20,000 miners. According to FUNAI, there has been an 80 per cent reduction. But according to Ibama, in the last four months their presence has begun to grow.
Source: Amazon Agency