Ainda sobre a reserva Serra do Sol:
Como se sabe, a maior fronteira da reserva com um país estrangeiro é com a Guiana. Movido pela curiosidade fui olhar os jornais Guianenses para ver se há alguma coisa sobre a reserva. Não achei nada _ aparentemente eles não estão dando a menor pelota para o assunto _ porém encontrei uma notícia bem interessante:
“Slaying of Brazilian miners…
No diamond transaction was made at Pure Diamonds Inc
The Management of Pure Diamonds Inc. is refuting reports in some sections of the media that, on the day when two Brazilian miners were killed, the men had sold diamonds to the company. According to Arjune John, Director of the company, Pure Diamonds is also refuting reports in the state-owned radio and television and on Channel 65 that, on the day in question, Severino Pequeno Alves Junio, 45, and Francisco Lima, 46, were robbed of $15 M.
Seeking to clarify the erroneous reports, John said that both the now dead Severino Pequeno Alves Junio and Franciso Lima came to the East Street establishment to uplift monies for gold which they had sold to the company earlier.
Additionally, the company is refuting reports that suggest that the miners may have been traced from the East Street location. According to John, the men arrived at the company at 10:30 hours and they were offered cheques as payment, which they refused and requested cash.
John added that it is customary that the customers be paid by cheque because of security reasons. However, the robbery occurred some three hours later.
The company has also stated that, because of the reports carried in the media which stated that diamonds were sold to it, the management is being scrutinized by the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission. While the company has the relevant licence to sell and buy both gold and diamonds, it is only dealing with gold since, to date, management has not yet written to the Geology and Mines Commission for permission to buy and sell diamonds.
On Thursday last, at around 13:00 hours, Severino Pequeno Alves Junio, 45, and Francisco Lima, 46, were shot and killed by two men armed with handguns at the Regent Guest House.
During the ordeal another Brazilian, Jose Alenor Ovidio D’Oliveira, was injured.
Initial reports are that the two deceased, along with Brazilian miner Jose Alenor Ovidio D’Oliveira and another Brazilian national, had earlier conducted business at Pure Diamonds establishment on East Street, Georgetown, where D’Oliveira collected $1.5 million.
The Police statement continued that the Brazilians later returned to the guest house where they were staying, and were in the bar when one of the bandits entered and ordered an aerated drink.
Meanwhile, this newspaper understands that the bodies of the two slain Brazilians are to be flown back to Brazil today for burial.“
Para quem não domina bem o inglês: dois mineiros brasileiros, Severino Pequeno Alves Junio e Francisco Lima, foram mortos na capital Guianense por estes dias. A razão foi um assalto.
O detalhe é que eles foram roubados em US$1,5 milhão de dólares, em dinheiro vivo, após terem vendido ouro _ ou diamantes _ em um estabelecimento guianense de compra de metais preciosos, a Pure Diamonds. O dono do lugar, porém, está negando que os brasileiros tivessem vendido diamantes _ diz ele que venderam ouro.
E segundo a matéria não foi a primeira vez que os brasileiros fizeram vendas por lá.
Está claro o que está acontecendo? Mineiros brasileiros vendem diamantes na Guiana, para não ter que pagar imposto no Brasil. Estes diamantes certamente são retirados da região amazônica.
Me custa um pouco crer que a reserva Raposa do Sol vá piorar sobremaneira esta situação.