Voice of the indigenous peoples living South of the Orinoco River

What exactly happened in Canaima on December 8-9, 2018?

In recent weeks, as a result of the violent and abusive manner in which the Nicolás Maduro regime – under pressure from UNESCO and IUCN to act against the blatant illegal mining promoted by the same regime within Canaima National Park – decided to demonstrate its alleged commitment to end illegal mining, the Pemón indigenous people of Bolívar state have spoken out against the violent and abusive manner of their human rights with which the regime carried out its “operation” by officials of the Force National Navy and the General Directorate of Military Counter Intelligence (Dgcim) on December 8, 2018.

Voice of a young Pemón of Kamarata:

This is the equally absurd and criminal explanation given by Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino to justify the improvised and violent operation that ended badly for the regime:

This is the absurd explanation and justification of Nicolás Maduro about the operation in Canaima that went wrong and ended with the death of one indigenous person and several injuries:

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the Orinoco Mining Arc

Arco Minero del Orinoco

The purpose of SOSOrinoco is to shed light on the existing body of work regarding the situation in the Amazonia and Orinoquia regions of Venezuela, to raise awareness of the tragedy that is occurring and to outline some urgent measures that need to be taken in order to halt the unfolding human and environmental disaster.