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Peru's dirty gold | Peru | Al Jazeera

Despite the challenges posed by illegal mining in Peru, the former adviser to the Ministry of Environment, Ernesto Raez-Luna, expresses some optimism: "There is hope …

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Woman arrested at Toronto airport had 10,000 diamonds ...

The Globe and Mail. ... Trinidad is not a diamond-mining country. The nearest sources of the precious stones would be Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana.

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Illegal Gold Miners In Brazil Destroying Amazon ...

 · "Illegal mining has intensified land use conflicts and also give incentives to encroach and access remote areas within protected areas in the Amazon, frequently with great conflicts with ...

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BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Why the West should put ...

In Brazil, starting recently, all rural properties must have 20% of it's area as forest. It's called "Reserva Legal". ... I just hope that Guyana's indigenous (Amerindian) people do not get forgotten in the whole affair. ... Another part of the equation is Guyana's growing mining and fledgling petroleum industry. Whilst the trees remain ...

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Strategic Alliances | Continental Gold

Continental Gold and the University of British Columbia (UBC) have teamed up to work to counter the environmental impact of illegal mining and formulate sustainable opportunities for formalized small-scale miners in the Buriticá region.

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Trump talks to Turkey leader about 'slow' Syria troop ...

5  · WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he spoke with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan about "a slow and highly coordinated" withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, a ...

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The World Factbook â€" Central Intelligence Agency

The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the single point of contact for all inquiries about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). We read every letter, fax, or e-mail we receive, and we will convey your comments to CIA officials outside OPA as appropriate.

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WWF Guianas Highlights - Panda

pollution at small-scale gold mines in the Guianas (Guyana, French Guiana and Suriname), and prescribes recommendations for overcoming these obstacles. With each of the Guianas facing near-identical illegal mining and environmental problems, there is merit in ensuring that similar regulations and standards are in place across the board.

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From Guyana's Rainforest: Michael McGarrell -Protecting ...

Saving Guyana's rainforest: My name is Michael McGarrell and I am of the Patamona Nation, an indigenous people of Guyana. I come from Chenapou, which is located on the Potaro River, close to the famous Kaeituer Falls. I work at the Amerindian People's …

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Americas tfor.com

As economic and political problems weigh on the Maduro administration, such a maneuver will become more likely, either as a bid to seize land for illegal mining or as an attempt to delay an International Court of Justice ruling on the Guyana-Venezuela border. The incursion could even occur as the unsanctioned act of a local military unit.

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Guyana, Brazil discuss strengthened relations - Guyana ...

Brazil, he said, has remained resolute in its commitment to peace on the continent and Guyana is grateful for Brazil's consistent and unwavering support, over the past 50 years, for the peaceful settlement of the territorial controversy with Venezuela.

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Meghalaya Illegal Mining: At Least 13 Trapped Labourers ...

13  · Previously in July 2012, at least 15 miners died due to drowning in an illegal mine in Garo Hills, after an underground stream flowing near the mine flooded the area, as reported by the Hindustan Times. Even after the NGT's ban for the last so many years, the illegal mining …

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Guyana authorities take aim at illegal mining operations ...

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Friday October 18, 2013, CMC – Guyana authorities say they have launched a crackdown on illegal mining in the country and also warned licence holders of their obligations ...

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teleSUR English is an alternative representation for world news. We focus on the people, the common citizen, stories untold by traditonal media. You will only find them at teleSUR.

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The Wapichan People are monitoring their ancestral lands ...

Violation of the right to free, prior and informed consent through imposed mining concessions and the establishment of a mining district (Mining District 6) Illegal border crossings from Brazil ...

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EU ban on illegal timber: uneven enforcement lets ...

The illegal harvesting of timber can have a devastating impact on forests, biodiversity and local communities. Shockingly, up to a fifth of wood imports in the EU could come from illegal logging. A recent study for the European Commission, which looked at enforcement of the law over June-November 2017, provides some interesting insights and ...

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Links between Gold and Coca in Colombia – COHA

Illegal mining has only recently begun to be studied at a deeper level, and this must be encouraged to continue in order to develop an appropriate response to the situation. [25] In addition, more action can then be taken against illegal mining along with stricter regulations on gold sales.

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How Drones Could Help an Indigenous Community Fight Mining ...

Facing threats such as illegal logging, mining, and cattle rustling, the Wapichana are hoping that they'll be able to use drones to map and monitor land aerially.

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GUYANESE ONLINE NEWSLETTER - JUNE 2012 - LIST OF …

 · 6. Guyana, Suriname collaborating on illegal gold trade 7. Suriname warns Guyana of no-nonsense policy on fishing grounds 8. Russian mining firm to build three schools in Region One Page 14 - BUSINESS 1. Guyana to host Guianas Festival 2. Berbice Expo shifted to August 3. Styrofoam crackdown imminent amidst garbage woes 4.

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Venezuela: Anti-Corruption Probe Counters Gold Smuggling ...

Home to some of the world's largest gold reserves, Venezuela's southeastern region has long been the site of unregulated and often illegal private micro-mining which takes advantage of the country's extensive and largely uninhabited borders with Brazil, Guyana, and Colombia to smuggle the products to higher-value markets.

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WWF to closely monitor outcomes of Guiana gold mining ...

Illegal gold mining is one of the most serious socio-environmental problems affecting the region of the Guiana Shield, which includes northern Brazil, French Guiana, Suriname and Guyana. WWF has been working over the past two years to draw attention to the issue

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Guyana, Brazil to review partial scope agreement soon ...

Rambarran said, during the reviewing, Guyana wants to add more to the number of exports, among them seafood, flour, fresh fruits and vegetables. The Partial Scope Agreement follows a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on trade and investment, which was signed in 1999 by the Presidents of Guyana, Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.

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The Oyapock River Bridge (Documentary of 2011 about the ...

 · Ten years ago, the French and Brazilian governments decided to build, in the heart of Amazon, a bridge between two border towns separated by a river, the Oyapock.

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IRIN | Venezuela gold rush feeds a growing malaria epidemic

In the Sifontes municipality, next to El Callao, the towns of Las Claritas and Tumeremo, where illegal mining thrives, have the highest number of reported cases in the country. As far back as 2013, 60 percent of Venezuela's malaria cases were found in Sifontes.

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Brazil's Elections: A Call To Action - Protecting the ...

Organizations in Brazil fear that this open hostility to minorities, NGOs, activists, and contempt for environmental regulations will result in increased violence and deforestation. The situation in Brazil is bleak, and it calls for renewed and redoubled action.

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Human Trafficking Worldwide ~ Suriname : Wide Angle - PBS

Clubs in the Surinamese capital, Paramaribo, reportedly do a brisk business recruiting women from Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, and the Dominican Republic.

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Prostitution in the Americas - Wikipedia

Although illegal, prostitution in French Guiana is common, especially in the gold mining areas of the interior. Some people are driven into prostitution by poverty. [85] Thee HIV rate is the highest of any French territory, and workers are at risk due to inconsistent condom use.

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Guyana - U.S. Department of State | Home Page

In the mining sector there are restrictions with respect to the ownership of property for small and medium-scale mining to citizens of Guyana. Foreigners may enter into joint-venture arrangements under which the two parties agree to jointly develop a mining property.

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Brazilian Military in the Amazon - Florida Brasil

Brazil Military in the Amazon. The Amazon region occupies more than half of Brazil's territory. In 1985 the army announced the Northern Corridor (Calha Norte) project, in an attempt to establish better control of Brazil's interests in the Amazon.

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Side by Side against Cyberthreats :: Dialogo Americas

During the two-day conference, more than 50 representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, the United States, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines held a forum focused on technological innovations to counter the ongoing and ...

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New Americas Treaty Boosts Environmental Rights | Human ...

A new treaty to deepen the link between environmental protection and human rights in Latin America and the Caribbean has the potential to reduce the conflicts that lead to the murders of so many ...

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Americas tfor.com

As economic and political problems weigh on the Maduro administration, such a maneuver will become more likely, either as a bid to seize land for illegal mining or as an attempt to delay an International Court of Justice ruling on the Guyana-Venezuela border. The incursion could even occur as the unsanctioned act of a local military unit.

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