Post 858 On-going struggle by indigenous people to save their way of life and the Amazon from the Belo Monte dam project.

Chief Raoni crying when he learned that the President of Brazil approved the Belo Monte dam project on the Xingu indigenous lands. Belo Monte will be bigger than the Panama Canal, flooding nearly a million acres of rainforest & indigenous lands. 40,000 indigenous and local people will be forced off their native lands (as well as millions of unknown species & plants) In the name of "progress"

Update: Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro guardian.co.uk, Thursday 29 September 2011 16.34 BST
Brazilian judge orders construction of Amazon dam to stop Belo Monte hydroelectric dam project halted after ruling that it risked damaging fish stocks on Xingu river

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