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Murder in the Rainforest: The Yanomami, the Gold Miners and the Amazon

by Jan Rocha - £12.95  Latin America Bureau (1999)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781899365371 | ISBN 10: 1899365370

In July 1993, at Haximu, deep in the Amazon rainforest, a fateful meeting between a group of Yanomami Indians and Brazillian gold miners resulted in the massacre of the Yanomami. News of the tragedy shocked Brazil and the world. But the mysteries remained - how many people died? Where were the bodies? Who killed them and why? Using eyewitness accounts, 'Murder in the Rainforest' tells the gripping story behind the Haximu massacre for the first time. Set in the ontext of the Amazon gold rush, and silhouetted by Brazil's official indigenous policy, 'Murder in the Rainforest' describes the tragic cultural misunderstanding between the gold miners and the Yanomami, and analyses the role of gold fever in the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and its people.

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