Thomson Reuters Foundation

Inform - Connect - Empower

Amazon Indians speak to government envoy as they continue their occupation of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam construction site in Vitoria do Xingu

Source: Reuters - Sun, 5 May 2013 00:42 AM
Author: Reuters
Enlarge image
Tweet Recommend Google + LinkedIn Email
Leave us a comment

Amazon Indians speak to government envoy Avelino Ganzer (R) as a group of more than 200 Indians continued their occupation of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam construction site for the second day, in protest against the dam's construction, in Vitoria do Xingu, near Altamira in Para State, May 3, 2013. Indians from the Munduruku, Juruna, Kayapo, Xipaya, Kuruaya, Asurini, Parakana and Arara tribes have paralyzed the construction of the dam, projected to become the world's third largest in energy production. They are demanding that the Brazilian government hold prior consultations with indigenous peoples before building dams that affect their lands and livelihoods, an issue that has sparked years of protests against the Belo Monte dam. Picture taken May 3, 2013. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. For more information see our Acceptable Use Policy.

comments powered by Disqus
Most Popular
Topical content

Latest slideshow

See allSee all
Featured jobs