The Xingu River and Its People

For hundreds of years, the Xingu River basin has been home to a cross-section of Brazilian life, made up of rural and urban communities. The region reveals a diverse conglomeration of people, with varying levels of multilingualism and acculturation to the Brazilian mainstream. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Decolonization and the Munduruku Protocol: It's Time to Listen

Decolonization and the Munduruku Protocol: It's Time to Listen

March 6, 2015

The Munduruku Protocol on consultation procedures, published couple of weeks ago and presented to the Brazilian government, is the first protocol of a consultation process proposed by an indigenous nation that I have ever seen. It is very well written, closely following international and national law.

Carnival for Some, Struggle for Others

Carnival for Some, Struggle for Others

February 18, 2015

It's carnival time in Brazil, but for people of the Xingu there is no time to celebrate. Three years after construction initiated on Belo Monte dam, the consortium used the distraction of carnival to request an Operating License.

Reflections on the Xingu: A Campaigner's Return to the Amazon

Reflections on the Xingu: A Campaigner's Return to the Amazon

February 3, 2015

The battle against Belo Monte is far from over, as last week's protests illustrate. Many lessons have been learned, steeling resistance and resilience for the coming clash over the government's plans to wreck the spectacular Tapajós.

Looking Back in Brazil, Onward in 2015!

Looking Back in Brazil, Onward in 2015!

January 20, 2015

As 2015 kicks off, it's important to reach out to our supporters and followers and to take a moment to assess our work last year and take a peek at the year to come.

Guardians of Life: The Indigenous Women Fighting Oil Exploitation in the Amazon

Guardians of Life: The Indigenous Women Fighting Oil Exploitation in the Amazon

November 3, 2014Washington Post

Felipe Jacome's set of photos Amazon: Guardians of Life documents the struggles of indigenous women defending the Ecuadoran Amazon through portraits combined with the powerful written testimonies.

The Human Impact of the Belo Monte Dam Has Already Begun: Displacement and Despair in Altamira

The Human Impact of the Belo Monte Dam Has Already Begun: Displacement and Despair in Altamira

October 23, 2014Development Progress

Since the construction of the Belo Monte dam began, the city of Altamira has been in a state of "complete chaos in all social and public policy areas, especially health, public safety, and housing," says Antonia Melo, leader of the movement Xingu Alive Forever. "There has been rampant population growth as well as rises in drug abuse and child prostitution, among other forms of violence."

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