An uncontacted tribe in the Amazon jungle of Brazil is now experiencing threats from illegal gold miners in the area – as shown on the aerial photos that have recently been circulating on the internet.
Located in Yanomami in the northern part of Brazil, the indigenous territory is home to around 22,000 people.
It is said that there are at least 3 tribal groups living on this side of the Brazilian border that have no contact whatsoever with outsiders.
The aerial images give us a glimpse of a Yanomami yano, a communal house used by several families of the tribe.
Every family occupies individual square sections and that’s also where they store their food, hang their hammocks, and create fires. This small community has about a hundred individuals.
These isolated tribes are sometimes considered as ‘lost tribes’ because of the fact that they have no contact with other people outside their territory. Some also believe that members of these tribes are among the world’s most vulnerable people since they are vulnerable from possible violence and diseases brought by outsiders.
And so it isn’t a good thing that their peace and safety is now being disturbed by miners.
In a statement, Stephen Corry, director of human rights organization Survival International, said:
“These extraordinary images are further proof of the existence of still more uncontacted tribes. They’re not savages but complex and contemporary societies whose rights must be respected.
“It’s obvious that they’re perfectly capable of living successfully without the need for outside notions of ‘progress’ and ‘development.'”
Reports are telling us that the illegal gold mining activities close to the villages has brought malaria, flu, and measles to the tribe.
Making matters worse, the sources of food and water has been polluted with mercury. In fact, pollution resulted to death of fishes and shrimps in the rivers.
Davi Kopenawa Yanomami, a Yanomami shaman, described the miners as termites that keep coming back to disturb their peace. Survival International hopes that they will be able to help the indigenous tribes against the risks of illegal mining activities.
Raw Footage Captures Moment When ISIS Suicide Bomber Blew Up A Church In Egypt
When will ISIS ever stop? 🙁
It is times like this when we really wish ISIS could already be wiped out from the face of the earth - for good. In a video shared online by Associated Press, you will see Abu Abdallah al-Masri entering the chapel next to St Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo, Egypt. The structure blew up shortly thereafter.
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The brutal attack led to the death of 25 people, 19 of whom were adults and 6 were children. 49 others were also injured.
New Satellite Images Reveal China Has Installed Weapon Systems On Artificial Islands
“China could deploy fighter jets and surface-to-air missiles tomorrow if they wanted to ,” the AMTI director said.
It looks like China has successfully installed weapons on all the seven artificial islands in South China Sea. As we can all see on the photos recently released online by the CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI), structures in the islands now come equipped with anti-aircraft guns and anti-missile weapon systems.
The discovery of the weapons is, of course, odd.
Besides, Chinese authorities have previously declared they have no intentions of militarizing the disputed islands.
The Great Wall of New Zealand: Huge Formation Created by the 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake
This huge wall created by the earthquake has been dubbed the Great Wall of New Zealand.
Last November 14, Kaikoura in New Zealand's South Island was hit with a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that permanently changed its landscape.
A team of researchers covered an area from the western end of the Amuri Range, across the Emu Plain and towards the junction for Mt Lyford Village.
Once it was deemed safe, scientists were allowed to survey the area hit by the earthquake, and what astounded them was a Hadrian's Wall-like formation that has since been dubbed The Great Wall of New Zealand.
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