Miguel Yabrudes Documentary (2018)
This page is devoted to showcasing the extraordinary bushcraft and self-sufficiency skills and philosophy of Venezuelan Polymath, naturalist and explorer Charles Brewer-Carías. I would like to thank Charles for supplying me with the many brilliant photos and information included on this page and on a number of other pages on this website. Here displayed, are his multi- disciplinary skills ranging from bushcraft/jungle survival to natural history and exploration. Known as the “Humboldt of the twentieth century” and called a “popular hero” in Redmond O’Hanlon’s book, one could best describe Charles as a living archetype of the Victorian era adventurer and discoverers, in the tradition of the moustachioed great gentleman explorers like Fawcett, Livingston, Burton, and Howard Carter. Charles’s work and publications represent an interface between public interest and scientific investigation into the natural history of his beautiful country. Having led more than 200 scientific expeditions to isolated parts of the Venezuelan Guayana highlands and lived with the hunter-gatherer tribes such as the Yekuana, whose language he speaks, Charles is considered an expert on the Tepui region (table mountains) and has prodigious first-hand knowledge of the flora, fauna and geology of the Venezuelan Amazon. Charles rejects the moden tendency toward specialization when it comes to the acquisition of knowledge and is a true self-taught Polymath and generalist, viewing himself as an encyclopedist in the 19th century sense.
This report by ControlCiudadano.org documents the chain of command in the gold mines of Venezuela, involving the armed forces and mafias.
Recent satellite images (May 2018 reveal and confirm the location of the illegal mining site Maraya inside YAPAKANA National Park in Amazonas State (Venezuela) where any type of mining is forbidden in the 1999 Constitution of Venezuela. Criminal illegal mining in this state is not only allowed but exploited by the Venezuelan Armed Forces, in particular by the regional command REDI Guayana.
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
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.
Yanomami children, Alto Ocamo, Amazonas, Venezuela
Photo ©cvb 1984
When a government deliberately stops providing essential vaccinations for the most vulnerable people such as the Yanomami putting them at risk of contracting transferable diseases such as measles, diptheria, polio that are known to decimate indigenous peoples, we need to denounce and raise our voices regarding this abuse of human rights. President Nicolas Maduro and his Minister of Health @LuisLopezPSUV have deliberately stopped vaccinating the Yanomami and they are now at tremendous risk
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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 este.