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Garimpeiros The Wildcat Gold Miners of the Amazon Rainforest

Dona Magdalena

Dona Magdalena lives in a home that is set apart from the other ramshackle constructions surrounding an open-pit gold mine. She is the owner of this claim and her home is a hive of activity. Her garimpeiros, including several indigenous workers from nearby territories, come often to Magdalena’s home for food, conversation, and advice. She also welcomes forest animals into her care, such as the macaw she is holding in the portrait.
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The Miners