At 50 km from the Belo Monte hydroelectric Belo Sun the Canadian mining company also wants Xingu water for use in gold mining.
September 23, 2021
The appeal signed by 300 organizations around the world addresses the COP26. According to the document, hydroelectric power plants increase greenhouse gas emissions and deplete natural resources. In the Amazon, Belo Monte deforested an area larger than the city of São Paulo. Works at 12 hydroelectric plants could lead to the deforestation of 9,500 km2 in the Tapajós river basin.
April 9, 2015
The Canadian company Belo Sun, which has no relationship with the Belo Monte Hydroelectric Plant, wants to turn the place in the largest gold exploration project in Brazil.
June 9, 2021
Amazônia Minada project finds unusual rise in demand for manganese in 2020, when it became the second most requested on indigenous lands - just after gold. Some of the richest manganese deposits in the world are in southeast Pará, overlapping with the territories of the Kayapó, the most affected by recent records in mining requests. Illegal mining has increased and Indigenous people denounce mining on their territories.