17 Jul '11, 5pm

Environmental protection agency chief: Brazil will do the same to indigenous as 'Australians did to the Aborigines'

Environmental protection agency chief: Brazil will do the same to indigenous as 'Australians did to the Aborigines' mongabay.com July 17, 2011 Curt Trennepohl, president of Brazil's environmental protection agency (IBAMA), caused an uproar last week when he told an Australian TV crew that his agency's role "is not caring for the environment, but to minimize the impact". Later when Trennepohl believed the cameras were off he went on to say Brazilian indigenous tribes would suffer the same fate as Australia's Aborigines, reports Folha de S.Paulo Trennepohl made the remarks while speaking with Allison Langdon of the Australia's "60 Minutes" about the controversial Belo Monte dam, which was approved by Trennepohl despite widespread protests from environmentalists and indigenous groups. Trennepohl's predecessor resigned instead of signing the license allowing Belo Monte to proc...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0717-trennepohl_genocide.html

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