Indigenous ask the presence of the minister to negotiate their rights in the process of consulting traditional people concerning hydroelectric projects
Protestors leave Belo Monte, but keeps mobilization in Altamira
Global Manifesto Calls for End of Investment in Hydroelectric Power Plants
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.
Far from ICUs and ventilators, indigenous people from the Amazon try to shield themselves from the virus
May 11, 2020
Analysis shows that the distance between villages inland in the Amazon and the nearest ICU bed can exceed 1000 km. There are no pulmonary ventilators in most Amazonian municipalities.
‘Defending the jungle is defending community life,‘ says leader from Ecuadorian Amazon
October 22, 2020
Rosa Aranda faces two miseries. One in her own body: she was infected by Covid-19. The other is the historical pollution generated by the oil industry, which threatens the territory in which she lives, Piwiri, in the Ecuadorian Amazon forest.