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Fight Against Illegal Amazon Gold Mining Intensifies

Brazilian environmental special forces burst into a clearing where the trees had been sawn and a muddy crater dug: an illegal gold mine on indigenous land in the heart of the Amazon. The miners and gold were already gone, scattered by the whir of helicopter blades, but armed troopers in camouflage burned tents and generators. When there was nothing left, they moved on to the next. The five-day operation in April, led by Brazil's environmental agency Ibama and Indian foundation...

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