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The chief Raoni cries when he learns that Brazilian president Dilma released the beginning of construction of the hydroelectric plant of Belo Monte, even after tens of thousands of letters and emails addressed to her and which were ignored as the more than 600,000 signatures. That is, the death sentence of the peoples of Great Bend of the Xingu river is enacted. Belo Monte will inundate at least 400,000 hectares of forest, an area bigger than the Panama Canal, thus expelling 40,000 indigenous and local populations and destroying habitat valuable for many species – all to produce electricity at a high social, economic and environmental cost, which could easily be generated with greater investments in energy efficiency.

A petition we all can sign to help support these indigenous people and the Amazon.

[via Ver2Go]

More : [BBC]

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  4 Responses to “The Chief Raoni Cries when He Learns that Brazilian President Dilma Released the Beginning of Construction of the Hydroelectric Plant of Belo Monte”

  1. stop belo monte hidroelectrical center

  2. Saving the historic tribes’ home is a civil duty of every person on earth.

  3. Essa construção é insana. Um retrato da ganância do homem. Todos contra a construção dessa usina, pois ela é uma sentença de morte!!!

  4. Shame on you Dilma and all the other presidents in the world that are doing nothing to stop this catastrophe.

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