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Stop the Belo Monte dam project on the Xingu indigenous lands

                                                                    (versión en español ver final de la página)

Belo Monte will be bigger than the Panama Canal, flooding nearly a million acres of rainforest and indigenous lands. 40,000 indigenous and local people will be forced off their native lands. Millions of unknown species & plants will be lost too. And why? Just to look good for the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games! With this hydroelectric plant they plan to cover their energy deficit for the games!

Please see:

"A Message from Pandora", a special feature produced by James Cameron about the battle to stop the Belo Monte Dam on the Xingu, one of the great tributaries of the Amazon River. http://amazonwatch.org/news/20 11/0907-message-from-pandora">http://amazonwatch.org/news/2011/0907-message-from-pandora">http://amazonwatch.org/news/20 11/0907-message-from-pandora

Español:

"Quieren hundir miles de hectáreas de bosque tropical para hacer centrales hidroeléctricas y cubrir su déficit energético para el Mundial del 2014 y las Olimpiadas del 2016, con la consecuente devastación de los bosques y las toneladas de gas metano q estos emitirán a la atmósfera al pudrirse bajo el agua...cómo un proyecto así puede gustarle a alguien? Y sobre la recolocación de estas tribus, jamás podrán reemplazar la tierra de sus ancestros, sus mitos y sus tradiciones" Ricardo Icaza

 

Por favor vean:

"A Message from Pandora", a special feature produced by James Cameron about the battle to stop the Belo Monte Dam on the Xingu, one of the great tributaries of the Amazon River. http://amazonwatch.org/news/20 11/0907-message-from-pandora">http://amazonwatch.org/news/2011/0907-message-from-pandora">http://amazonwatch.org/news/20 11/0907-message-from-pandora

Photo by: Oscar Cassini

This petition was delivered to:
  • President Dilma Rousseff
    To the Brazilian Government
  • Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
    United Nations


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