In this update of the report published in August 2020, recent data is presented on the human rights situation of the indigenous peoples that inhabit the RBAOC, with emphasis on the health and health care issues, as well as the continued and increasing invasion of illegal miners “garimpeiros” from Brazil. In addition, the recent events […]
Article by Maxwell Radwin, Mongabay I July 29, 2022
Article by Ana Vanessa Herrero, Washington Post I March 31, 2022
La solicitud presentada por la Asociación Hutukara Yanomami y el Conselho Nacional de Direitos Humanos se refiere a los miembros la Tierra Indígena Yanomami, constituida por 321 aldeas que incluyen pueblos de contacto reciente y algunos en aislamiento voluntario. Las personas beneficiarias se encontrarían en una situación especial de riesgo ante la pandemia de COVID-19.
The Alto Orinoco – Casiquiare Biosphere Reserve (RBAOC) comprises one of the geographical areas of greatest cultural diversity in the entire Amazon; Indigenous communities of 17 different ethnic groups live there. Each of these peoples is the bearer of a unique cultural heritage, and as a whole they give an extraordinary universe of linguistic diversity, worldviews, mythologies, history, art and ancestral knowledge, which are a true, unique and irreplaceable contribution to Humanity through the conservation of socio-diversity and biodiversity.
Yanomami children, Alto Ocamo, Amazonas, Venezuela
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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
Look at the scars left by #illegalmining – prohibited by Decree No. 269 (1989) but allowed by @NicolasMaduro & controlled by the #FARC – that destroy the #Yanomami‘s environment and threaten their livelihood.
The region where three major rivers – Orinoco, Atabapo & Guaviare Rivers – come together in Amazonas State in Venezuela is controlled by the FARC with the blessing and collusion of the Bolivarian National Guard/@GNBoficial, the Bolivarian Armed Forces/#FANB and of course, Nicolas Maduro.