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In Pictures: "Klamazon" Brings Unity and Hope

In Pictures: "Klamazon" Brings Unity and Hope

A recent delegation led by Amazon Watch unites indigenous youth from the Klamath and Xingu rivers

March 6, 2014 | Blog Post

My journey over the past four years in this fight against the Belo Monte dam has been intense, but accompanying the Klamath delegation to the Xingu brought hope not only to the local populations of the Xingu, but also to myself!More »

"Rivers like the Klamath and the Xingu are the bloodlines of every human on the planet."

"Rivers like the Klamath and the Xingu are the bloodlines of every human on the planet."

Indigenous youth unite for rivers

February 23, 2014 | Blog Post

The Xikrin, Juruna and Arara are not alone in facing threats to their rights and environments. Many more monster dam and mining projects are on the chalkboard for the Amazon.More »

Brazil Land Disputes Spread as Indians Take on Wildcat Miners

February 17, 2014 | Reuters

As Brazil struggles to solve land disputes between Indians and farmers on the expanding frontier of its agricultural heartland, more tensions over forest and mineral resources are brewing in the remote Amazon.More »

Klamath River Youth Travel to Brazil to Join Belo Monte Dam Fight

Klamath River Youth Travel to Brazil to Join Belo Monte Dam Fight

February 14, 2014 | Blog Post

"We want to show solidarity in the struggle to preserve and protect inherited cultures and natural resources from shortsighted projects like the proposed Belo Monte dam."More »

Brazil: Munduruku People Kick Miners Off Indigenous Territory, Seize Equipment

Brazil: Munduruku People Kick Miners Off Indigenous Territory, Seize Equipment

February 3, 2014 | Terra Magazine | Blog Post

The resolute action demonstrates that the Mundurukú have not been bowed by intimidation: they are taking matters into their own hands and will continue to do so in defense of their lands, rivers, and future generations.More »

The Battle of Belo Monte

All about the third largest dam in the world

December 21, 2013 | Folha de S.Paulo

São Paulo, Brazil – Today, the Folha website published the English version of "The Battle of Belo Monte", the first multimedia article from the "All About" series that launched other digital dossiers over 2014.More »

A Bank That May Be Too Big for Brazil

December 14, 2013 | Washington Post

Economists and opposition leaders say this focus on Brazil's "national champions" neglects smaller, nimbler firms that are developing new technologies and products to diversify a commodity-dependent economy. They also say that BNDES's huge loans are fueling inflation that the Central Bank of Brazil must scramble to control.More »

Mundurukú Indians in Brazil Protest Tapajós Dams

Mundurukú Indians in Brazil Protest Tapajós Dams

December 12, 2013 | IPS

The Brazilian government, which is already building the Belo Monte mega-dam on the Xingú river in the northeastern Amazon state of Pará, also wants to construct another huge hydropower complex on the Tapajós river, in the same state.More »

Gold Mine Near Controversial Belo Monte Dam Suspended

November 22, 2013 | Mongabay.com

"We applaud the MPF for taking vigorous steps to uphold Brazilian environmental and human rights legislation, putting the brakes on a project that would heap further tragedy on the communities already faced with the disastrous Belo Monte dam," said Amazon Watch's Christian Poirier in a statement. More »

Brazil Prosecutors Issue Warning on Belo Sun Gold Project

September 11, 2013 | The Wall Street Journal

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil – Brazilian federal prosecutors issued a warning Wednesday that they could seek to block licensing for the country's largest gold-mining project because Canada's Belo Sun Mining Corp. hasn't produced a study explaining its impact on local indigenous communities.More »

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