Mining in southern Venezuela, represented in the Orinoco Mining Arc, has become an activity imbued within a large organized criminal network that reaches all levels of political and military power. One of the key irregular actors within this complex plot consists of the Organized Armed Groups (OAGs). This report presents the results of an investigation […]
Tag: Orinoco Mining Arc
Article by Díalogo Americas I March 1, 2022
Investigation by InsightCrime | November 17, 2021
Report by the OECD I September 8, 2021
In this report we present the first systematic study on changes in vegetation and land use cover within the so-called Orinoco Mining Arc (MA), and our comments on the findings.
Article by InsightCrime | February 9, 2021
Documentary by SOSOrinoco I February 1, 2021 (Spanish with English subtitles) I A documentary short and third-place winner of the 2021 Yale Environment 360 Video Contest, it contrasts the unique beauty of Venezuelan Amazonia with the human and environmental devastation caused by illegal mining in Southern Venezuela.
“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.
Article by Cristina V. Burelli, CSIS | July 30, 2020
GENEVA (July 4, 2020) A UN human rights report published today urges the Government of Venezuela to take immediate, concrete measures to halt and remedy the grave violations of economic, social, civil, political and cultural rights documented in the country.
World Heritage Watch – page 69: Report on Canaima World Heritage Site by SOSOrinoco A gold rush is having a negative impact on Canaima National Park (CNP), a World Heritage Site. Various studies have demonstrated the destruction of at least 521 hectares of its ecosystems It becomes necessary for UNESCO to include CNP on the […]
Report by World Heritage Watch, Page 69 report on Canaima World Heritage Site by SOSOrinoco I June 5, 2020