The indigenous are claiming for more schools, housing and land demarcation. In a statement, Norte Energia, responsible for the hydroelectric plant of Belo Monte, condemned the closure of the highway.
Next year the Belo Monte dam will flood vast swathes of Amazon rainforest. Indian tribes living on the river have lost their fight to halt the project – now they await the floods that threaten their entire way of life.
In a letter to world leaders at the UN Climate Summit in New York, a group of over 50 organizations stated that large dams built in the tropics as part of the hydroelectric plants do not generate clean energy.
Lorraine Fleury notes that the Xingu Vivo group never agreed to discuss the plant’s construction. A different stance from that of the Movement of People Affected by Dams (MAB), for example, which has a greater historical dialogue with the PT party and with the federal government.
The Ministry of Justice in Brazil extended the stay of the National Public Security Force in the region of Belo Monte, in Pará, for another six months.
The federal court rejected the prosecutor’s request to suspend construction, and did the same for a request for compensation to indigenous from Volta Grande do Xingu.
Raoni and his successor, Megaron, in Paris accused several French companies to destroy their environment.
350 protesters opponents of the construction of the Brazilian hydroelectric Belo Monte blocked the main road from the Amazon to protest against the controversial dam.
One hundred fishermen affected by the construction of the hydroelectric Belo Monte in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon blocked a stretch of the Trans-Amazon highway on Tuesday.
The world’s third largest hydroelectric dam is currently being built in the Amazon of Brazil. For the government, Belo Monte is a necessity. For roughly 20,000 people living in the Altamira region of Para State, it is the end of life as they knew it.