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Following in the footsteps of the Madeira Complex and Belo Monte mega-dam development, the Brazilian government aims to bring an unsustainable energy model to the Tapajós River and its principal tributaries – the Teles Pires, Jamanxim and Juruena rivers. More

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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."

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.

We Are Made of the Sacred!

We Are Made of the Sacred!

Munduruku people confirm they will return to occupy dam construction sites in the Amazon if indigenous rights continue to be violated

July 26, 2017Medium

A mobilization of the Munduruku people, which began two months ago by women concerned with defending sacred places and indigenous rights and led to an occupation of the construction site of the São Manoel hydroelectric dam project, ended on Friday. The Munduruku, however, have made it clear that their struggle continues.

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."

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.

"It Opens the Floodgate"

"It Opens the Floodgate"

Brazil is handing over the Amazon rainforest to mining companies and big agriculture

March 21, 2017VICE News

"You cannot deny land to indigenous people that are ancestrally attached to it and expect them to continue to exist as a culture," said Christian Poirier, program director at Amazon Watch.

Is Chinese Development Finance Enabling Rainforest Destruction in Brazil?

Is Chinese Development Finance Enabling Rainforest Destruction in Brazil?

March 21, 2017China Dialogue

Brazil's current economic and political shifts and its effort to attract Chinese investment are part of a concerted effort by the Brazilian government to industrialize vast sections of the Amazon, with grave ramifications for the forests, rivers, and peoples who help sustain this irreplaceable biome for the benefit of humanity.

Watch Belo Monte Documentary Today!

Watch Belo Monte Documentary Today!

March 14, 2017

Today is International Day of Action for Rivers, and what better way to commemorate it than watching the award-winning documentary film, Belo Monte: After the Flood!

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