Wi-Fi password dispute in the Amazon jungle, 4 people died

The incident happened in a territory controlled by the Venezuelan military, where there are many illegal mineral mines. However, it is also an area close to the Yanomami people, one of the largest indigenous communities in South America.

On March 20, a group of indigenous people approached soldiers at a military base in Parima B – a remote part of the Venezuelan Amazon jungle that borders Brazil – to ask Ask them for the Wi-Fi password. Indigenous communities and the military agreed to share the router, but the soldiers changed the password without notifying the Yanomami. And this has caused conflict, according to five people with knowledge of the situation but who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.

Venezuela: Wi-Fi password dispute in the Amazon jungle, 4 people died - Photo 1.

An aerial view of the Brazilian Amazon near the border with Venezuela.

According to The Washington Post, Venezuelan Justice Minister Tarek William Saab has opened an investigation into what he called a “clash” between Venezuelan soldiers and the Yanomami. No information has been shared since the investigation began and Mr Saab has not responded to relevant questions.

It is not clear how the conflict in Parima B escalated. An internal police report listed four dead, as well as six injured, including three Yanomami and three soldiers. Security forces arrived a few days after the incident, according to reports.

Two of the soldiers were taken hostage and released after only a few days of reconciliation. According to reports, the clash involved guns as well as bows and arrows. Police seized a 9mm gun and at least 70 rifle rounds.

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