With advancement of impeachment, president accelerated the schedule to promote projects of its mandate, including the controversial dam
Funai, the institution responsible for indigenous issues, recognized Munduruku indigenous territory, and then the Brazilian Institute of Environment took the backing of hydroelectric.
Report suggests investment alternative energy can supply the need of Brazil, instead of building new dams.
The committee will be responsible for defense against social and environmental impacts in the basin and the region.
New hydroelectric plants in the Amazon will provide more energy for the southeast region of Brazil. Thus, power generation is expected to become one of the main economic activities of the region.
Today’s small family-run Brazil nut processing center prospers, while Henry Ford’s rubber plantation and Julio Vito Pentagna Guimarāes’s mega-cattle ranch have been reclaimed by the jungle.
Over a hundred Mundurukú indigenous, among them leaders, warriors and children, came to a point on the Tapajos river, which they consider sacred, to pass a message to the world: “Stop the dams. Keep the Tapajós river alive.”
A partnership between organizations and a university has emerged as an alternative to the construction of hydroelectric plants and will be the first wind power system in the Indigenous Land of Light for All Program.
After a heavy rain day in Altamira, Brazil, more than 500 families in the Jardim Independente neighborhood had their community flooded. Families report that the lake’s dam is directly impacting the flow of rainwater.
Where rainforest stood, Amazon basin boom towns spring up to house workers building dams, roads, transmission lines and other infrastructure — cities like Altamira lack basic sanitation and have high crime rates.