A plea to Lula: Staunch blood gold
The new president should revoke dubiously-enacted legal clauses that facilitate the purchase of gold criminally extracted from indigenous lands. These flawed legislation contributes to a humanitarian and environmental catastrophe
‘Everybody has mercury poisoning—children, old people, pregnant women.’
This is life in Katõ Village, in the Munduruku Indigenous Territory, one of the lands hardest hit by illegal mining. If such mercury contamination were detected in a wealthy neighborhood in an urban area of Brazil, how would the State and the press react?