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Brazil | Court orders government to remove illegal gold miners from Indigenous reserve

A court in Brazil has ordered the federal government to remove all illegal gold miners from an Indigenous reserve in the Amazon, following at least five days of attacks and intimidation by miners on a local community. However, the government has still not complied with the May 17 ruling.

The Federal Police told Mongabay that a team of 10 agents will arrive at the village May 21 to collect data for further investigation, and may stay for several days. William Silva, the head of communications at the Army’s Jungle Infantry Brigade in Roraima, told Mongabay that an army aircraft is being prepared, but could not provide further details.

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