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Brazil's remote Amazon heartlands are currently threatened by intensive industrial development plans that include the creation of massive hydroelectric dams, natural gas and petroleum extraction projects, and industrial waterways to transport natural resources. More

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Private Sector Bows Out of Belo Monte as Vale Slashes Its Stake

Private Sector Bows Out of Belo Monte as Vale Slashes Its Stake

April 16, 2015

Vale clearly couldn't wait to offload its poor investment in a polemic project that's already run more than a year over schedule and $1 billion over budget.

Notes from the Frontlines: A Journey with the Munduruku into the Tapajós

Notes from the Frontlines: A Journey with the Munduruku into the Tapajós

April 10, 2015

Amazon Watch joined a powerful assembly in the Munduruku community of Waroapompu in the Tapajós region of Brazil to discuss how the Munduruku will strengthen themselves in resistance to dams planned within their territory.

In General Assembly, the Munduruku People Reaffirm Their Right to Be Consulted about Dams

In General Assembly, the Munduruku People Reaffirm Their Right to Be Consulted about Dams

April 9, 2015Ministério Público Federal Pará

Last week, the Munduruku people gathered more than 600 people in their General Assembly to discuss questions related to health, education, and the hydroelectric projects that the Brazilian federal government seeks to build on lands inhabited by more than 10,000 indigenous people.

Deforestation in the Amazon Aggravates Brazil’s Energy Crisis

April 6, 2015IPS

In Brazil water and electricity go together, and two years of scant rainfall have left tens of millions of people on the verge of water and power rationing, boosting arguments for the need to fight deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.

Deepening Drought Forces Brazil to Embrace Solar Power

Deepening Drought Forces Brazil to Embrace Solar Power

Without water to feed its hydroelectric dams, drought-hit Brazil is turning to solar power - dubbed "a fantasy" by the country's president just a few years ago. Now thousands of megawatts of floating solar panel "islands" are to be installed on dam reservoirs.

April 6, 2015The Ecologist

Brazil's devastating drought could have the unexpected consequence of finally prompting one of the sunniest countries in the world to take solar power seriously.

Brazil: Mired in Scandal, Refusing to Progress

Brazil: Mired in Scandal, Refusing to Progress

March 31, 2015

With Belo Monte's criminal irregularities in the spotlight, one would think the Brazilian government would lay low – perhaps even learn from the current crisis! Unfortunately we I was seeing the opposite here on the jungle jet and throughout the nation.

Nobody Listened to Them: Fishing Communities to be Displaced by Dams Want a Say in Their Future

Nobody Listened to Them: Fishing Communities to be Displaced by Dams Want a Say in Their Future

March 30, 2015Agência Pública

With little or no help from the state, this is not the first time that the Tapajós ribeirinhos have faced a threat to their land and their way of life from projects coming from Brasília.

Mounting Evidence of Corruption in the Brazilian Dam Industry

Mounting Evidence of Corruption in the Brazilian Dam Industry

March 19, 2015

Last Sunday millions of citizens in dozens of cities throughout Brazil took to the streets to protests rampant corruption, erroneous economic policies and rollbacks of social benefits. Protestors called for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, claiming government mismanagement and a possible direct link between the president and an unprecedented corruption scandal centered around Petrobras.

Organizations Request That the IACHR Strengthen State Obligations to Supervise Corporate Activities That Violate Human Rights

In a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, they highlighted the opportunities that the Commission has to address the problem through the creation, implementation and strengthening of international standards on business and human rights.

March 17, 2015

Washington, DC – In a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, civil society organizations requested that the Commission provide renewed attention to the problem, increasingly experienced in the hemisphere, of human rights violations committed by corporations.

Occupy Amazonia? Indigenous Activists Are Taking Direct Action – and It's Working

Occupy Amazonia? Indigenous Activists Are Taking Direct Action – and It's Working

March 16, 2015The Conversation

The relative success of direct action in recent decades contrasts with the often bloody encounters that went before, from which poorly-armed Indians invariably emerged badly.

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