27 Oct '11, 9pm

Occupy Belo Monte: indigenous stage "permanent" protest against Amazon dam in Brazil via @mongabay

Occupy Belo Monte: indigenous stage "permanent" protest against Amazon dam in Brazil via @mongabay

Brazil boycotts OAS meeting after sharp human rights rebuke over giant Amazon dam (10/27/2011) Brazil refused to attend a hearing convened by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) of the Organization of American States (OAS) over the the controversial Belo Monte dam, reports Amazon Watch, a group campaigning against the hydroelectric project. Last chance to see: the Amazon's Xingu River (06/15/2011) Not far from where the great Amazon River drains into the Atlantic, it splits off into a wide tributary, at first a fat vertical lake that, when viewed from satellite, eventually slims down to a wild scrawl through the dark green of the Amazon. In all, this tributary races almost completely southward through the Brazilian Amazon for 1,230 miles (1,979 kilometers)—nearly as long as the Colorado River—until it peters out in the savannah of Mato Grosso. Called home...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1027-occupy_belo_monte.html

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