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News from the Yanomami

HIV reaches Yanomami in Amazon

Brazil’s National Health Foundation, FUNASA, has confirmed the first case of HIV amongst the Yanomami Indians in northern Brazil.

Yanomami give goldminers an ultimatum

The Yanomami of the community of Paapiú in the Brazilian Amazon are demanding that the authorities remove hundreds of illegal goldminers invading their land.

Yanomami meet to discuss mining and health

Two hundred Yanomami representatives, from Brazil and Venezuela, are meeting this week for the third general assembly of Hutukara, the Yanomami Association.