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Authorities: Gold Miners at a Bar Bragged About Slaughtering Members of a Reclusive Brazilian Tribe

Society & Culture  (tags: society, violence, humans )

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The outside world might never have heard about the suspected massacre if not for some barroom boasting by a group of miners fresh from working an illegal gig in the Amazon jungle.


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Phyllis P (232)
Monday September 11, 2017, 4:45 pm
“All these tribes should have had their lands properly recognized and protected years ago — the government’s open support for those who want to open up indigenous territories is utterly shameful, and is setting indigenous rights in Brazil back decades.”

According to the New York Times, the government closed five of the 19 bases it uses to monitor uncontacted tribes and prevent incursions by miners and loggers.

Three of the closed bases were in the Javari Valley, home to more uncontacted tribes than anywhere else on Earth.

For obvious reasons, little is known about the indigenous group involved in the suspected killings.

Locally, Lorenzi said, they’re known as Fleicheros, or “the ones who throw arrows,” but their language and customs — and how they interact with at least two other uncontacted tribes in the immediate area — remain a mystery.

Philippa Powers (10)
Monday September 11, 2017, 4:50 pm
Noted. Thanks, Phyllis. This is so unbelievable! I hope those gold miners are thrown into solitary and fed only bread and water every other day. This is truly a case of shedding the blood of innocents!

JL A (281)
Monday September 11, 2017, 5:24 pm
Sounds like warrants a major human rights investigation along with a ton of murder and related charges--seems to meet the definition of genocide. Thanks for ensuring we knew Phyllis

Kelsey S (0)
Monday September 11, 2017, 5:51 pm
Thanks for posting

Animae C (509)
Monday September 11, 2017, 6:23 pm

Phyllis P (232)
Monday September 11, 2017, 6:31 pm
I agree, how horrible and then to brag!!???

David C (78)
Monday September 11, 2017, 7:23 pm
sadly noted

Christeen A (302)
Monday September 11, 2017, 9:06 pm
This sickens me.

Doris F (19)
Monday September 11, 2017, 10:29 pm
>:-( grrrrrr

Lona G (66)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 4:33 am
The sad thing is that as long as there's a lot of money involved, in this case gold, the authorities will look away, not bothered by the death of people they hardly knew existed and care even less about.

Peggy B (43)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 7:44 am
This is too awful for words.

Mike M (38)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 8:10 am
Very sad about the government will not care because of money or payoffs it is a shame some ex-military were not around and took out theses illegal gold miners and find out it in the government letting it happen and drop the hammer on them and other involved. With humans anymore you have to play by their rules They want "war to the knife" then let it be

Melania Padilla (123)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 12:07 pm
F***** bastards! And to think this happens often and no one is doing anything!!!! Shared everywhere

Shirley S (187)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 7:57 pm
I had read about this horrific massacre on a news site here in Au. Hope the authorities act & meter out justice for the forest innocents.

Vivian F (487)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 8:03 pm
Utterly reprehensible!

Suzanne L (89)
Tuesday September 12, 2017, 10:14 pm

Trish K (29)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 7:09 am
Greedy Corporations have much to answer for in this Universe.

Ben O (135)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 7:58 am

Sergio Padilla (65)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 11:38 am
Really, this should be taken to justice!

TomCat S (128)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 11:55 am
Horrid! They are after gold and kill innocents. Brazil must have a Republican Party.

TOM TREE (247)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 1:49 pm

Beth M (138)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 1:52 pm
Greed. These murderers must be punished, but there is lots of money involved.

Glenville J Owen (0)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 3:21 pm
Thank you for the story, Phyllis. I wish I had a majic wand that I could wave to protect the Amazon Indians and their land and way of life which seems so much superior to ours.

Raleigh k (359)
Wednesday September 13, 2017, 10:41 pm
so sad to see what has happened to the world. Ty, Phyllis

Christine Stewart (134)
Thursday September 14, 2017, 3:43 pm
The indigenous tribes must be protected against gold miners and other miscreants!

Anne K (139)
Thursday September 14, 2017, 4:02 pm
Thanks, Phyllis.

Kelly Lawson (0)
Thursday September 14, 2017, 4:21 pm
What the hell is wrong with people

Freya H (345)
Thursday September 14, 2017, 4:42 pm
Scum of the Universe! The murderers of those defenseless tribespeople need to be prosecuted and punished as severely as possible. When some people smell money, their morals go AWOL.

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Thursday September 14, 2017, 10:31 pm
When those in power do evil, it is overlooked as long as money is to be made! These people have no conscience or heart, but for what benefits them. Those people massacred will be lost & forgotten, nothing to be gained by investigating such crimes This is the world we all live in. God have mercy on those poor people souls who died! Thanks for informing us Phyllis.

Fran F (116)
Thursday September 14, 2017, 11:31 pm
It's time now for justice to take its course! Thanks for posting, Phyllis.

Kathryn I (2)
Friday September 15, 2017, 5:55 pm
Noted; disgusting! Thank you

S J (124)
Saturday September 16, 2017, 5:13 am
Evil people plus evil government, I signed some petitions about it. I hope they will be in jail and be fed with gold. Meows Phylis

Marija Mohoric (25)
Saturday September 16, 2017, 8:11 am
Very sad, so sad.

aj E (164)
Saturday September 16, 2017, 9:21 am

Trish K (29)
Saturday September 16, 2017, 11:45 am
Then someone heard men talking about killing native people, and then these men who were talking were disappeared and never seen again along with all of their friends and employers too

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Sunday September 17, 2017, 8:28 am
Noted, Thanks

Mitchell D (82)
Sunday September 17, 2017, 6:11 pm
What TomCat said!

fly b (26)
Sunday September 17, 2017, 10:06 pm
so horrible, hope there will be some justice!!

Danuta Watola (1251)
Monday September 18, 2017, 4:03 am

Harry K (0)
Monday September 18, 2017, 6:42 pm
I hope for justice for this tribe.

Margie FOURIE (148)
Tuesday September 19, 2017, 12:02 am

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday September 19, 2017, 5:34 am
If they killed off the entire tribe no amount of justice brings back a unique culture and a people; however they still must be held accountable.

Nowhere is safe in this world anymore from the Greedy Heartless Ones. There are always enough low lifes to do the bidding of the evil ones that want the lumber, minerals, oil, or whatever is there and they'll kill or do whatever is necessary to obtain it.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Sunday September 24, 2017, 5:44 am
Grotesque actions by a bunch of mudering thugs. I hope they are hunted down and punished.

Janet B (0)
Wednesday September 27, 2017, 7:15 pm

Tanya W (65)
Wednesday September 27, 2017, 8:12 pm
Noted thanks Phyllis. This is disgusting abuse of innocents who for obvious reasons do not want to be apart of modern society!!! May Justice prevail!!!

Janet B (0)
Thursday September 28, 2017, 1:51 pm

Maria Papastamatiou (4)
Saturday September 30, 2017, 8:13 am
Shameful action by shameless monsters!!!!!!! Thanks for posting, Phyllis.

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Sunday October 1, 2017, 6:08 pm

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Monday November 13, 2017, 12:54 pm
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