VENEZUELAN PEMON INDIANS PROTEST HIGH VOLTAGE POWER LINES.
Carina indian leader Hilda Sansong talks with reporters in Caracas August 7. Sansong is protesting against a high voltage power line being built through their Amazon homeland in southeastern Venezuela. Indian leaders say the 430 mile (690 km) power link to Brazil will destroy their livelihood and ravage the delicate tropical savannah that inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's adventure classic "The Lost World". In protest, they have blocked the only road from Venezuela to Brazil with log balustrades.