CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's top official for indigenous affairs says officials who traveled to the Amazon to investigate a report of a mass killing in an indigenous community have found no evidence of killings.
The minister for indigenous peoples says the team traveled by helicopter to a remote jungle area where a Yanomami Indian group last week reported it had received word of a massacre of unknown proportions in July, with perhaps dozens slain by miners.
Nicia Maldonado said on Saturday that "no evidence of any death was found" by the government team. She said officials hadn't found any burned communal hut, which the indigenous group said had been reported by people who talked with survivors.
Leaders of the Horonami group that released the account couldn't be reached for comment on Sunday.