Commodity hunting in Venezuela: Indian uprising against China’s iron arms

They have gathered, as every Monday. Yanomami Piaroa Hiwi, Ye’kuana: All nations are represented. They wear shirts and T-shirts, sport or hiking shoes, shoulder bags and baseball caps. There is strong coffee from plastic cups while her legal adviser Luis Bello presents the agenda. Point 3: mining.

Puerto Ayacucho, a sultry border town in southwestern Venezuela, separated only by the Orinoco of Colombia. In addition to a bustling main street of the town has little to offer, but he is the capital of the state of Amazonas. Which is half the size of Germany, to a large extent covered by rainforest and is mainly inhabited by indigenous peoples, the indigenous peoples.

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