28 Sep '11, 9pm

Em Nova Iorque, Sheyla Juruna conta a verdade sobre Belo Monte via @AmazonWatch

Sheyla Juruna Shares the Truth About Belo Monte at Events in NY, DC and SF September 23, 2011 | Leila Salazar-Lopez As global leaders gather in New York to give speeches about promoting world peace, creating jobs, reducing hunger and poverty and combating climate change, Sheyla Juruna, an indigenous woman leader from the Xingu Basin of the Brazilian Amazon, is there to tell the world how the highly controversial Belo Monte Dam is affecting the Amazon rainforest and indigenous communities like her own. This week Sheyla also sent a letter to the president of Brazil, Dilma Roussef. In it she demands that her government, "immediately suspend the construction of Belo Monte and open dialogue with indigenous peoples before it is to late." She goes on to explain that, "We are witnessing increasing violence, prostitution, agrarian conflicts, deforestation, and death threats for ind...

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