Article InsightCrime | August 18, 2021 (mention SOSOrinoco)
Tag: Illegal mining
The third-place winner of the 2021 Yale Environment 360 Video Contest | “Arco Minero Ecocide or Suicide?” is a short documentary (Spanish with English subtitles) contrasting the unique beauty of Venezuelan Amazonia with the human and environmental devastation caused by illegal mining in Southern Venezuela, produced by committed Venezuelans to this cause.
Three years after SOSOrinoco started to inform the World Heritage Centre and publishing multiple reports about the critical illegal mining situation, the Maduro Regime finally sent a report on Canaima. The World Heritage Centre emitted a resolution that was approved without discussion or amendments on July 23, 2021
Article YaleEnvironment360 | August 5, 2021
The year 2020 marked the 58th anniversary of the founding
of Canaima National Park, a World Heritage Site (CNP-WHS),
celebrated while the park lay under siege by the illegal mining
operations inside its boundaries as well as in adjacent areas.
Global Forest Watch | March 25, 2021
insightcrime.org | February 9, 2021
Washington Post | February 22, 2021
The political and economic ruin of Venezuela, once one of Latin America’s wealthiest countries, is by now a well-known story. Far less understood are the catastrophic impacts of the crisis on the country’s environment. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/02/22/venezuela-environment-mining-gold-maduro-destruction/
neues-deutschland.de | January 13, 2021
“Para reflexionar sobre la destrucción ambiental asociada a la minería, es necesario comprenderla no solo a nivel geográfico, sino también a nivel existencial. En la región amazónica, la destrucción significa más que la contaminación de los ríos, el exterminio de plantas endémicas y el asesinato de animales y pueblos indígenas.» se pregunta Ana Alenso.
What exactly happened in Canaima on December 8-9, 2018?