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Examples: [Collected via e-mail, April 2013]
Mrs. Dilma, the president of Brazil, has given her approval for the construction of an enormous hydroelectric central (the world’s third largest one).
This means the death sentence for ALL the tribes living at the shores of the river because the barrage will flood more or less 988,421 acres of the forest. More than 40,000 natives will have to find other living surroundings where they will be able to survive. The destruction of the natural habitat, the deforestation and the disappearance of several species of plants and animals will be a fait accompli.
We know that a simple image is the equivalent of a thousand words, it shows the price to be paid for the "quality of life" of our so-called "modern comforts." There is no space in the world anymore for those who live differently. Everything has to be smoothed away, that everyone, in the name of globalization must lose his and her identity and way of living.
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Thank you in the name of life, nature and biodiversity.
Origins: The giant Belo Monte hydroelectric dam now being built on the Xingu River in the northern Brazilian state of Pará will be the third-largest dam in the world when completed (after the Chinese Three Gorges Dam and the Brazilian-Paraguayan Itaipu Dam). The Belo Monte dam project has been the target of opposition both within Brazil and internationally for a number of reasons, including its potential impact on the environment and on the indigenous peoples and other residents of the area.
One of the groups that will be affected by the Belo Monte dam project is the Kayapó tribe, who Amazon Watch reported in mid-March 2013 were spurning a
In [a] letter to ElectroBras [Brazil's state-owned electricity agency], the Kayapó state: "We have decided that your word is worth nothing. The conversation is over. We, the Mebengôre Kayapó people have decided that we do not want a single penny of your dirty money. We do not accept Belo Monte or any other dam on the Xingu. Our river does not have a price, our fish that we eat does not have a price, and the happiness of our grandchildren does not have a price. We will never stop fighting: In Altamira, in Brasilia, or in the Supreme Court. The Xingu is our home and you are not welcome here."
"I was not crying because of the government's decision," confirmed Raoni. "I'm going to keep fighting. I am alive and strong, and as long as I'm alive I will continue to fight for my people!"