Eye on the Amazon
  • Marching on Washington to Stop the Belo Monte Dam!

    Marching on Washington to Stop the Belo Monte Dam!

    June 20, 2011 – Protesters with green and yellow signs in Portuguese and English saying, "Brazil: Respect Indigenous Rights, Stop Belo Monte" marched through the streets to the Brazilian Embassy.

  • A Call to Protest the Belo Monte Dam, June 19th & 20th

    A Call to Protest the Belo Monte Dam, June 19th & 20th

    June 15, 2011 – In response to the attacks on the Brazilian Amazon and human rights in the last few weeks, Brazilians are taking it to the streets and protesting.

  • Peru's New President: What Is at Stake for the Peruvian Amazon?

    Peru's New President: What Is at Stake for the Peruvian Amazon?

    June 10, 2011 – Peru elected Ollanta Humala president on June 5, the two-year anniversary of the Bagua massacre. What may his presidency signify for Peru's indigenous peoples and the Amazon?

  • From the Frontlines: Thank You from Ecuador

    From the Frontlines: Thank You from Ecuador

    June 9, 2011 – I am writing today from the Ecuadorian Amazon to share a video message from Servio Curipoma, a cacao farmer from the oil-ravaged town of San Carlos, who only two weeks ago stood face-to-face with Chevron senior management at the company's annual shareholders meeting.

  • Above the Law?

    Ivanhoe Energy commences covert drilling activities in the Ecuadorian Amazon

    June 8, 2011 – In brazen disregard for both Ecuadorian and international law, Canadian company Ivanhoe Energy has started secret oil exploration activities on legally-titled land of the Kichwa indigenous people of Rucullacta without the community's permission.

  • Last Stand for the Xingu River

    Last Stand for the Xingu River

    May 31, 2011 – "This is the last chance we have to paralyze Belo Monte's construction," said Renata Pinheiro. "The future of the Xingu is in your hands, indigenous peoples and social movements. You succeeded in stopping Belo Monte for 30 years – now more than ever we need to strengthen our resolve."

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