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Brazil's Kayapó Reject Amazon Dams, Refuse Millions

Brazil's Kayapó Reject Amazon Dams, Refuse Millions

Indigenous leaders refuse government payoff, call for justice in Belo Monte case

March 13, 2013

Altamira, Brazil – Leaders of 26 Kayapó indigenous communities unanimously rejected the government funding, deeming it "dirty money" intended to placate indigenous resistance to Brazil's plans to dam the Xingu River while sowing disunity among their communities.

Mounting Pressures on Yasuní Lead to Violent Attack in the Amazon

March 8, 2013

Quito, Ecuador – Amazon Watch reports that based on a statement from the Waorani Nationality Organization of Orellena Province on March 6 two Waorani adults were attacked and killed by members of the Taromenane, one of two Waorani clans that continue to live in voluntary isolation.

Human Trafficking and Prostitution Scandal Threatens Belo Monte Dam

Dam-building consortium questioned around project and sex slavery link in Brazil

March 7, 2013

Altamira, Brazil – Brazil's Parliamentary Commission of Human Trafficking announced yesterday that it will summon the president of the Belo Monte dam-building consortium to explain its relationship to a nightclub, located within the dam's work camp, where 18 young women and an adolescent girl were held hostage and forced to prostitute themselves before being freed last month.

Worker Admits to Spying on Social Movement in Belo Monte Dam Case

Worker Admits to Spying on Social Movement in Belo Monte Dam Case

Belo Monte dam worker infiltrated organization to inform Brazilian intelligence

February 26, 2013

Altamira, Brazil – Members of the Brazilian Xingu Alive Forever Movement have discovered an informant claiming to be an activist who was caught spying on their annual strategic planning meeting with a pen-shaped video camera. Upon being exposed, the suspect immediately confessed in a video statement that the Belo Monte Construction Consortium had hired him to infiltrate the meeting in order to gather information on its leaders and activities and to inform the Brazilian government's national intelligence agency.

Activists Confront Ecuadorian Government for Auctioning the Amazon

Dozens of protestors publicly denounce government in Paris over oil concessions

February 26, 2013

Paris, France – Dozens of activists protested against the Ecuadorian government during its XI Round oil concession promotional activities in Paris today, where officials met with European investors and oil company executives seeking to auction off an enormous swath of pristine Amazon rainforest.

Authorities Reject Belo Sun Mining Project in Brazilian Amazon

Public Ministry warns against licensing for Canadian mining company gold operations

February 13, 2013

Altamira, Brazil – Brazil's Federal Public Ministry stunned Canadian Belo Sun Mining Corporation last week when it issued recommendations warning against the issuing of environmental licenses for a gold mine in the Brazilian Amazon.

Ecuadorian Indigenous Leaders & Allies Confront Government Over Oil Auction

Amazonian leaders and international allies unite in Houston at NAPE

February 5, 2013

Houston, TX – Indigenous leaders from the Ecuadorian Amazon have challenged the Ecuadorian government face-to-face during its XI Round oil concession promotional activities around the North America Prospect Expo (NAPE), the oil prospecting industry's semi-annual trade show where government officials scheduled meetings with oil company executives and investors seeking to auction off a vast swath of pristine Amazon rainforest.

Emergency in the Amazon

End industrial invasion of the Amazon basin by public and private companies

December 10, 2012

The Brazilian government and Congress are in the process of installing structures to exploit rivers and raw materials in indigenous territories, thus threatening indigenous populations. In the context of International Human Rights Day, indigenous Kayapo chiefs Raoni and Megaron are launching a new appeal to the international community.

Indigenous Protests Grow as Ecuador Auctions Amazon Oil Blocks

Hundreds contest "XI Round" oil licensing

November 28, 2012

Quito, Ecuador – Hundreds of indigenous people gathered in Quito today at the VII Annual Meeting of Oil and Energy where the Ecuadorian government announced the opening of the XI Round, an oil auction covering nearly eight million acres of rainforest in the Amazon.

BNDES Approves Unprecedented Loan for Controversial Belo Monte Dam in Brazilian Amazon

Financing ignores violations of human rights and environmental safeguards

November 28, 2012

Brasilia, Brazil – On November 26, the Brazilian National Development Bank announced approval of an unprecedented loan of $10.8 billion for construction of the controversial Belo Monte dam project on the Xingu river, a major tributary of the Amazon.

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