Anglo American May Mine in Indigenous Lands in Amazon
Mongabay reported that Anglo American has up to 86 applications pending to mine on Indigenous lands in the Brazilian Amazon, a practice that is currently
Mongabay reported that Anglo American has up to 86 applications pending to mine on Indigenous lands in the Brazilian Amazon, a practice that is currently prohibited but could soon be allowed under a controversial bill. The company has refused to commit not to mine on Indigenous lands, yet also claims it never intended to do so when it and its two Brazilian subsidiaries filed nearly 300 applications for that very purpose. Twenty-three of the applications target the Sawré Muybu Indigenous Territory in Pará state, home of the Munduruku people, while others target the Badjonkore, Menkragnoti and Kayapó reserves in Pará, and the Kayabi, Apiaká and Escondido reserves in Mato Grosso.
Indigenous groups have demanded that Anglo American stay off their lands and have denounced the “death bill” that could eventually open up their territories to mining.