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Strong evidence of genocide in Brazil’s largest indigenous community

Following reports of indigenous Yanomami children dying in Brazil of malnutrition and other diseases caused by illegal gold mining, there is strong evidence of “genocide,” the country’s Justice Minister Flavio Dino said on Monday.

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A village of indigenous Yanomami is seen during an environmental operation against illegal gold mining on indigenous land, in Roraima state, Brazil, on April 18, 2016.
(REUTERS/Bruno Kelly)

Late last week, the health ministry declared a medical emergency in the Yanomami territory, the country’s largest indigenous reservation.