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Yanomami Indigenous People at Risk in Venezuela

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image An aerial view of a Yanomami village in Venezuela's Amazon region, seen on September 7, 2012. © 2012 AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos Cenoya Silva, a Yanomami Indigenous woman from the remote community of Parima B in Amazonas state in Venezuela, has been waiting three months to see her 16-year-old son Borges Sifontes and her 19-year-old stepson Gabriel Silva, who are being confined in a military hospital in Caracas, 500 miles from their community. Sifontes and Silva are witnesses of a March 20 “clash” between the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) and the indigenous…

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