What exactly happened in Canaima on December 8-9, 2018?
Historically, Southern Venezuela has alternated between neglect and attention on the part of Venezuelan rulers, both of which have had negative and positive results. During the past 20 years, the Chavista narcostate has shown fluctuating levels of attention particularly when both Chavez and Maduro were keen to find new sources of money.
This situation report is produced by the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO) and Global Development One (GDO). It focuses on the malaria situation in Venezuela from January 2000 to June 2019, underscoring the role that the complex humanitarian crisis has played in more recent years. www.icaso.org
An in depth article by the Wall Street Journal discusses the content of the report presented by SOSOrinoco to International Union for Conservation of Nature IUCN & UNESCO in July 2018 on the current gold mining situation in Canaima National Park: A World Heritage Site in Venezuela
Illegal mining within the Canaima National Park in #Venezuela, a World Heritage Site designated by @unescowhc.@NicolasMaduro gov’t is responsible for this ecocide. We should raise our voices against this ecocide @UNEnvironment @UN #sosOrinoco
Outdated and destructive mining techniques in Las Claritas Mines and illegal mining is spreading uncontrolled, devastating the environment along the way and increasing malaria to epidemic numbers, toward World Heritage Site Canaima National Park and Imataca National Park
El Parque nacional #Yapacana se localiza en el sector suroeste del #EscudoGuayanés, en la región centro occidental del Estado #Amazonas entre los ríos #Orinoco por el sur y el río #Ventuari al norte y el caño Yagua al oeste.
Read the report on the resurgence of malaria and the report on the resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases in Venezuela (measles and diphtheria), affecting the indigenous people in a disproportionate way.
Natural treasures and biodiversity such as these in Amazonas, Venezuela, are under serious threat from the regime of Nicolás Maduro and the mafias that control the regions South of the Orinoco River.
In the midst of political and economic turmoil in this South American country, some of the world’s most scenic and biodiverse public lands are at risk. By Kim O’Connell
An article by The SOS Orinoco Team
It has become increasingly evident that the struggle between the Pemon people and the Maduro regime during the month of February 2019 in Santa Elena de Uairén and the Venezuelan-Brazilian border was not really about stopping humanitarian aid from entering Venezuela, but rather an excuse for the regime’s (carried out by the US and Canada sanctioned Chavista governor of Bolivar State, Justo Noguera Pietri) latest power grab to control the Pemon ancestral lands, the real objective being the illegal gold mines in that region.
The Pemón People of La Gran Sabana, Bolivar State, Venezuela have been on the forefront of the struggle to allow the entry of humanitarian aid. In this remote Southern region of Venezuela, that borders with Brazil, where the indigenous peoples of Venezuela are amongst the most vulnerable and are suffering the consequences of the collapse of health, education, nutrition and security of the regime of Nicolas Maduro, Emilio Gonzalez, mayor of Santa Elena de Uairen (on the Venezuelan-Brazilian border) told Reuters that the Pemon people were unarmed but determined to let in humanitarian aid from Brazil.