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“Tambien nosotros somos Venezuela”: Indigenous Peoples raise the alarm as paramilitaries and illegal miners cross over on their territories

Stretching across the Southern borders of Venezuela lies the Amazon rainforest, the green lungs of planet Earth. As well as being a haven of wildlife, it also inhabited by numerous indigenous communities such as the Yanomami, Piaroas, Makos, Barés, Eñepa and Jotí; and, as the original residents of these territories, …