The economic history of
Native Americans in Amazonia

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Amazon Indians meet to protest rain forest destruction
AP, 26 August 1997. Nearly 100 indigenous leaders from Brazil, Venezuela and Guyana to convene in Brazil to protest development projects that threaten the rain orest and their livelihoods: large-scale logging projects, gold mining and super-highways.
Plan Colombia: Fumigation Threatens Amazon, Warn Indigenous Leaders, Scientists
By Danielle Knight, IPS, 21 November 2000. The spraying of chemical herbicides to destroy coca fields in southern Colombia could seriously threaten the rainforests and wildlife of the Amazon and the health of indigenous and small farming communities.