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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 27 February 2019

New warning that illegal mining has reached “epidemic levels”

An extensive new report prepared by the Amazon Georeferenced Socio-Environmental Information Network (RAISG), a consortium of civil society organizations from the Amazon countries, says illegal mining has reached “epidemic levels” in protected Amazon natural reserves and indigenous territories, with dire consequences in terms of pollution, social upheaval and conflict.

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