The economic history of Native Americans in Venezuela

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Resistencia Indigena en Venezuela
By Jorge Hinestroza, Centro Experimental de Estudios Latinoamericanos, 22 February 1997. Por la defensa de la Sierra de Perija y las comunidades aborigenes que la habitan; contra la contaminacion corbonifera y petrolera en la en region Zulia de Venezuela. La resistencia indigena se agudiza (in Spanish).
Pemon Indians paralyze powerlines
By Dominic Hamilton, ENS, 17 May 1997. Pemon Indians affected by the high-tension power lines set to cross their traditional lands twice paralysed work in Venezuela's southeastern Bolivar State, as a result of the state-owned company CVG-EDELCA and INPARQUES failing to reply to letters from the Pemon pleading for information and consultation.
Venezuelan Indians battle mines and modern life
By Michael Christie, Reuters, 8 October 1997. Hemmed in by mines and facing the scourge of alcohol and drugs brought by miners, the Venezuelan Indians of Santa Lucia de Inaway have long felt besieged. The 350 Pemon Indians try to maintain their culture on the edge of the mining town of Las Claritas in the Imataca forest reserve.
Venezuelan Indians Defy Rainforest Slashing Power Line
ENS, 16 November 1998. Indigenous residents of the Canaima National Park and the nearby region in southern Venezuela have resumed their protest against the 450-mile long power line. The Indigenous Federation of Bolivar State states that since the government broke off talks, power line construction has been advancing, destroying large areas of rainforest and savanna as well as indigenous sacred sites and subsistence farms.
Indians Topple Powerlines Routed to Brazil
By José Zambrano, IPS, 14 September 2000. Indigenous Venezuelans have knocked down seven electrical towers that is a model project for the integration of Brazil and Venezuela. President Chavez, who has promoted Venezuelan indigenous rights, warns that the Pemon peoples are being manipulated by outside interests. The Indigenous Federation of Bolívar State has protested the electrical line system, fearing it will lead to new and unruly mining settlements, tourism and urbanisation in their ancestral lands.