Yanomami: the struggle of a native people in Brazil’s Amazon

“Today our land is invaded by 20,000 miners! They are bringing Covid-19 and contaminating our communities. This year they have murdered two Yanomami people! We are once again experiencing an invasion of goldminers, and with that come epidemics, as has happened in the past. It is illegal mining that is driving this new xawara (foreign diseases) into the forest.”