Mining is illegal on all of Brazil's lands. But after the discovery of diamonds in the late 1990's, a black market developed...and a rise in violence. This time the federal police have been called in to investigate charges that the Cinta Larga massacred 29 miners.
Read interviews with tribal chiefs, mining leaders and the Brazilian authorities about the violence and mistrust that has divided a community.
Regulation of the diamond industry, Links to Brazilian cultural and environmental agencies; further reading on the Amazon.