15 Sep '12, 3am

Belo Monte Roller Coaster Continues… Stay with us and #STopBeloMonte! #Brazil

Belo Monte Roller Coaster Continues… September 14, 2012 | Maira Irigaray Take Action Now! Send a message to Chief Justice Ayres Britto today. TAKE ACTION Just a month ago we where celebrating glorious moments of when a high-level court suspended construction of the controversial Belo Monte Dam project on the Amazon's Xingu River, citing overwhelming evidence that indigenous people had not been properly consulted prior to government approval of the project. Two weeks later, the Brazilian Supreme Court overturned the suspension of the Belo Monte Dam, caving to pressure from President Dilma Rousseff's administration through the Attorney General's office, without giving appropriate consideration to indigenous rights implications for the case, illustrating the Brazilian judiciary's alarming lack of independence. Then, on September 4th, as we expected, the Federal Public Prosecu...

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