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Munduruku building new alliances to fight Tapajós Basin dams in Amazon

Munduruku building new alliances to fight Tapajós Basin dams in Amazon

Wearing a red-feathered headdress, torso painted in black swirls, with microphone in hand, chief Juarez Saw made a bold declaration: “The [Brazilian] government is coming here to get rid of everything — the natives, the forest and the river.” He was addressing 230...
Belo Monte: burning legal timber stokes the fires of Brazil’s illegal lumber market

Belo Monte: burning legal timber stokes the fires of Brazil’s illegal lumber market

Gliding through the waters of the Xingu River in Pará, between white sand beaches and four-story trees, the contrast is intense when the boat approaches an island shrouded in smoke. The ground, covered by a thin layer of white powder, is still hot. There are no trees...
Repórter Brasil website attacked

Repórter Brasil website attacked

The website of Repórter Brasil – an organization of journalists, educators and social scientists which fights against forced labour and promotes human rights – has been hacked. A series of investigative news articles which denounced important economic sectors...
The Amazon rots away in new hydroelectric power plant reservoir

The Amazon rots away in new hydroelectric power plant reservoir

The Teles Pires hydroelectric power plant, built in the Amazon rainforest on the border of Mato Grosse and Para, will begin generating energy while trees rot in its reservoir. The debris, consisting of branches and logs from chestnut, mahogany, and other tree species,...