Eye on the Amazon
  • "Volta Grande do Xingu"

    "Volta Grande do Xingu"

    A poem by Luciano Gouveia de Moraes Silva, age 13

    March 22, 2013 – I just stumbled upon this poem that 13-year-old Luciano read to me by candlelight from his family's modest home on the banks of the mighty Xingu River, deep in the Brazilian Amazon, and I had to share it with you in honor of World Water Day.

  • Bringing the Fight over Bolivia's TIPNIS Road to Washington, DC

    Bringing the Fight over Bolivia's TIPNIS Road to Washington, DC

    Bolivian indigenous leaders denounce human rights violations in Isiboro-Sécure case in Washington

    March 22, 2013 – Bolivian indigenous leaders addressed the IACHR in the culmination of a weeklong trip in what is now the third year of the high-profile campaign to prevent the Bolivian government from building a highway through TIPNIS lands.

  • Water Rising…

    Water Rising…

    March 19, 2013 – While Amazon Watch team is on the ground in Brazil heading out to another occupation in efforts to stop the Belo Monte Dam, heavy rains continue to fall in the Xingu region. The water started rising earlier this week and now Altamira is totally flooded.

  • A Tough Sell Indeed

    A Tough Sell Indeed

    March 19, 2013 – A new report from Analytica Investments warns that the XI Oil Round in Ecuador would threaten "a biodiversity every bit as varied as that of the fabled Yasuní National Park to the North" where one hectare holds more tree species than exist in all of North America.

  • The Gods of the Xingu Are on Our Side!

    The Gods of the Xingu Are on Our Side!

    Norte Energia, not so much.

    March 14, 2013 – We ended an emotional day feeling positive and coming to the conclusion that the Gods of the Xingu are on our side. This fight is long and we are faced with many challenges, but our hearts remain full of love for the Xingu and its people.

  • Voices of the Xingu: Interview with Karoline Militão

    Voices of the Xingu: Interview with Karoline Militão

    March 12, 2013 – Karol and her family had built a life on what has now become the Pimental Worksite of the Belo Monte Dam. They were expelled from their land and as Karol and her sister say, "they never received even a kilo of salt in compensation."

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