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Pope Francis Urged to Support Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples
Brazilian Bishops from nine states wrote a letter recently to Pope Francis in defense of indigenous and other people affected by massive hydroelectric projects, and the Pope quoted...
International Labor Organization Concerned With Lack of Indigenous Input on Belo Monte
Continued construction of the Belo Monte dam, a huge and controversial hydroelectric plant on Brazil’s Xingú River raised red flags for a committee of experts from the Internationa...
Brazilian President to Open UN General Assembly Speeches
Gale Courey Toensing
The president of Brazil will be the first woman ever to open the United Nations General Assembly debate among world leaders on Wednesday, September 21, at the world organization’s ...
Massive Brazilian Dam Could Wreck Indigenous Way of Life
In a disturbing post to National Geographic News Watch , Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier lays out the likely effects of the Belo Monte dam on the indigenous people who live on the ri...
Brazil Takes Another Step Towards Belo Monte While Activists Step up the Fight
The Brazilian government has ignored legal challenges from two of it’s own agencies, national and international protests, and requests from an international human rights court to h...
Bill Clinton Joins Brazilian Indigenous in Fight Against Belo Monte
Former President Bill Clinton has added his voice to the growing chorus of celebrities and indigenous people in Brazil who oppose the construction of the massive Belo Monte hydroel...