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Brazil's Belo Monte Dam

The Brazilian government is moving ahead "at any cost" with plans to build the third-largest dam in the world and one of the Amazon's most controversial development projects – the Belo Monte dam on the Xingu River. More

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My First Decade at Amazon Watch

My First Decade at Amazon Watch

October 19, 2017

Over ten years, I have been privileged to play a role in most of the organization's major campaign initiatives. While the moments of exhilaration, frustration, learning, anger, and beauty could fill a book, I want to share ten snapshots of key experiences that represent what serving with Amazon Watch has meant to me.

Xingu River Defender Antônia Melo Honored for Her Lifelong Struggle

Xingu River Defender Antônia Melo Honored for Her Lifelong Struggle

October 11, 2017

"I am but drop of water in the ocean, but together with many others we can shape the force of its waters and make change. This is what motivates my commitment to continue fighting, so that human rights, social-environmental justice, and that life be affirmed for present and future generations!"

Brazil's National Indigenous Movement: Resolute in Times of Crisis

Brazil's National Indigenous Movement: Resolute in Times of Crisis

Brazil's indigenous people face mounting threats under President Temer, yet recent collective, high-profile efforts have seen some success in the fight for their lands

October 5, 2017openDemocracy

Given its recent impressive and successful record at resisting an onslaught of attacks, Brazil's National Indigenous Movement should inspire anyone resisting regressive governments around the world.

Brazil's Mega Hydro Plan Foreshadows China's Growing Impact on the Amazon

Brazil's Mega Hydro Plan Foreshadows China's Growing Impact on the Amazon

The government wants to open up the Tapajós basin – an area the size of France – for trade with China. But the indigenous Munduruku won't let it happen without a fight.

October 5, 2017The Guardian

"Support of projects that result in rainforest destruction undermines China's efforts to position itself as a leader in the global fight against climate change."

Victory for Indigenous Peoples as Brazil's Supreme Court Rejects Attempts To Limit Indigenous Land Rights

Victory for Indigenous Peoples as Brazil's Supreme Court Rejects Attempts To Limit Indigenous Land Rights

August 19, 2017

In a major victory for indigenous peoples, Brazil's Supreme Court ruled unanimously this week in favor of indigenous land rights in two separate lawsuits, setting an important legal precedent.

Brazilian Firm Wants To Build New Dams in Amazon's Aripuanã Basin

Brazilian Firm Wants To Build New Dams in Amazon's Aripuanã Basin

August 10, 2017Mongabay

With the bancada ruralista mining / agribusiness lobby in control of the Temer government and Congress, a Brazilian company, Intertechne Consultores, sees it as an opportune time to revive a shelved plan to build dams in the Amazon’s Aripuanã basin.

Unexamined Synergies: Dam Building and Mining Go Together in the Amazon

Unexamined Synergies: Dam Building and Mining Go Together in the Amazon

Forty major dams are planned for the Brazilian Amazon in the next twenty years. Driving the trend are the high-energy demands of a powerful mining industry and mineral export businesses.

June 22, 2017Mongabay

"The truth is that installing a hydropower dam provokes the installation of mining projects. This never, or extremely rarely, is integrated into the licensing process as a synergetic effect."

Amazon's Forests Still Endangered Despite Brazilian President's Vetoes of Environmental Protection Rollbacks

Amazon's Forests Still Endangered Despite Brazilian President's Vetoes of Environmental Protection Rollbacks

June 22, 2017

While the vetoes seemed a concession to demands from his Environmental Minister and a coalition of environmental and human rights organizations, they now appear to be mere greenwash of the government's anti-environment agenda and and an attempt distract the public from its alarming assault on the Amazon.

UN Experts Slam Brazilian Government's Attacks on Indigenous Rights

UN Experts Slam Brazilian Government's Attacks on Indigenous Rights

June 15, 2017

In response to the deepening human rights crisis gripping Brazil, last week a group of experts from the UN and IACHR forcefully denounced President Temer's administration and the agribusiness-affiliated ruralista congressional bloc for leading the assault on the rights of indigenous peoples.

Toxic Mega-Mine Looms Over Belo Monte's Affected Communities

Toxic Mega-Mine Looms Over Belo Monte's Affected Communities

April 4, 2017

On the banks of Brazil's lower Xingu River, a toxic controversy looms large, threatening to heap insult upon the grievous injuries of the nearby Belo Monte hydroelectric dam. Belo Sun would become Brazil's largest open-pit gold mine, straddling the territories of three indigenous peoples and other traditional communities that are already reeling from the many social and environmental impacts of Belo Monte.

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