September 29, 2011
A temporary victory for the indigenous people of the Amazon rain forest and activists who stood with them, worldwide! A judge in Brazil has ordered that the construction of the Belo Monte mega-dam in the Amazon be suspended, warning that it would disrupt the lives of the indigenous and local people.
Thousands of indigenous people and many other communities living in the area around the Xingu river depend on the river as a key to the sustainability in their lives.
The judge has forbidden the company building the dam, Norte Energia S.A., from implementing “any works which will interfere with the natural course of the Xingu river”.
Read full stories at “Survival News” HERE!
The “UK Guardian” HERE!