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Belo Monte Halted: Norte Energia's Lies and Our Demands to Reverse the Damage Done

Belo Monte Halted: Norte Energia's Lies and Our Demands to Reverse the Damage Done

August 20, 2012

The decision partially upheld an appeal by the Federal Public Ministry and annulled one of the biggest affronts to the Federal Constitution and to the International Labor Organization Convention 169 committed by the Brazilian government in the last years.

Belo Monte Dam Suspended by Brazilian Appeals Court

Belo Monte Dam Suspended by Brazilian Appeals Court

"Human rights and environmental protection cannot be subordinated to narrow business interests."

August 15, 2012

Altamira, Brazil – A high-level court yesterday suspended construction of the controversial Belo Monte dam project on the Amazon's Xingu River, citing overwhelming evidence that indigenous people had not been properly consulted prior to government approval of the project.

FUNAI Threatens to Allow Definitive Damming of the Xingu in the Absence of Agreement with Indigenous Peoples

August 2, 2012

The controversy over authorization of the definitive damming of the Xingu River will be defined next week by Brazil's national indigenous agency without the agreements being approved by the indigenous peoples.

Human Rights Court Sets New Standard on Consultation of Indigenous Peoples

Human Rights Court Sets New Standard on Consultation of Indigenous Peoples

Continent-wide Implications as Inter-American Court Finds Ecuador Government Guilty of Rights Violations in the Sarayaku Case

July 26, 2012

Quito, Ecuador – The Inter-American Court has issued an unequivocal sentence in favor of the Kichwa indigenous community of Sarayaku, culminating an 8-year process that establishes new guidelines on the right to consultation of indigenous peoples.

Sarayaku Press Statement on Inter-American Court Sentence

Sarayaku Press Statement on Inter-American Court Sentence

July 25, 2012

Today the Inter-American Court of Human Rights declared that the Ecuadorian state is responsible under international law for the violation of the Sarayaku people's rights to prior consultation, communal property, life, judicial protection, and other important rights.

Amidst Broken Promises, Indigenous Authorities Detain Belo Monte Dam Engineers

Meanwhile a new lawsuit is filed seeking suspension of the dam's construction license

July 25, 2012

Altamira, Brazil – Three engineers employed by the company building the Belo Monte Dam were detained Tuesday by Juruna and Arara tribal authorities after the company failed to live up to promised mitigation measures aimed at reducing the dam's devastating impacts on local communities.

After 21 Days, Indigenous Occupation of Belo Monte Dam Ends in Discord

After 21 Days, Indigenous Occupation of Belo Monte Dam Ends in Discord

"Nothing has been resolved. The talks ended with no agreement with our communities."

July 12, 2012

Altamira, Brazil – Indigenous communities of the middle Xingu ended their occupation of the Belo Monte dam's main cofferdam following two days of talks with Norte Energia. The action brought a notable level of national and international visibility to their concerns over the project's impacts on their health, livelihoods and environment, and forced the Brazilian government and Norte Energia to take these concerns seriously.

California Groups Urge Governor to Reject International Forest Carbon Credits

July 11, 2012

San Francisco, CA – A group of over 30 California-based organizations yesterday sent a letter to Governor Brown urging him to reject the use of international forest carbon offsets credits in the state's cap and trade system.

Amazonian Indigenous Leaders Call for Suspension of Construction License for Belo Monte Dam

Amazonian Indigenous Leaders Call for Suspension of Construction License for Belo Monte Dam

July 9, 2012

Altamira, Brazil – Indigenous leaders representing six tribes affected by the Belo Monte Dam complex along the Amazon's Xingu River sent a letter today to President Dilma Rousseff and other government authorities calling for immediate suspension of the controversial project's Installation License.

Leaders of Brazilian Movement Opposed to Controversial Belo Monte Dam Threatened with Imprisonment for Lawful Protests

International Groups Denounce Attempts to Criminalize Civil Society Leaders before OAS and UN Human Rights Bodies

June 28, 2012

Altamira, Brazil – Brazilian social movements and civil society organizations are facing politically-motivated prosecutions for their lawful opposition to the Belo Monte dam complex in the heart of the Amazon.

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