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Mon Sep 10, 2012, 05:21 PM

 

Venezuela Tribe Denies Amazon Massacre

SIERRA DE PARIMA, Venezuela (Reuters) - Indigenous Yanomami villagers at the center of an investigation into a possible massacre deep in the Amazon jungle have told visiting journalists and government officials that no killings took place.

International indigenous rights group Survival International also retracted its initial version of the incident in which it had said only three people were known to have survived after illegal Brazilian gold miners in helicopters fired on the village of about 80 people.

"No one's killed anyone," the chief of the community in Sierra de Parima village, who identified himself as Massupi, told reporters through a translator in the remote native settlement.

"Here, we are all fine," he said, dressed in a red loincloth in front of a straw hut in the jungle.

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/09/10/world/americas/10reuters-venezuela-yanomami.html?_r=1&smid=re-share&pagewanted=print

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Tue Sep 11, 2012, 04:23 AM

1. Hey, you and the Slimes have printed something, um, sort of positive about Chavez!

It's not that the incompetent dictator couldn't find the massacre; it's that the massacre didn't exist!

I kind of like the colorful writing in this case.

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"'Here, we are all fine,' he said, dressed in a red loincloth in front of a straw hut in the jungle."

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But I wonder if a New York Slimes reporter actually saw that. I'll bet they got it from the BBC.

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