This is not a jaw-dropping surprise to anyone who has been following the Belo Monte Dam disaster in Brazil.
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
“The government does not want to demarcate [Sawré Muybu] because it will obstruct the hydroelectric dams that they want to build on our river,” said the Munduruku via a statement translated by International Rivers and Amazon Watch. “Since the government won’t assume its responsibility, we determined to do it ourselves.”
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The Munduruku people of the Brazilian Amazon are fighting back against illegal miners in scenes that recall the Na’vi fighting against the RDA. “You have ten minutes to get out. Get your things, go away, and don’t come back. This is the land of the Munduruku,” Paigomuyatpu, chief of the warriors, said to two of the twelve miners present.”
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