Amazonia-Belo Monte-Amazon

Energy versus People, Dominant Culture vs Natives, Capitalist Logic  and Consumer Sovereignty
Here is an interview (in Portuguese) given by the Federal District Attorney of Altamira, Para the Brazilian municipality where government has contracted the controversial Belo Monte dam. The interview states that the Indians are dying and their culture is being decimated with the connivance of the dam builders and the federal government. The government states that the dam is necessary to generate electricity for Brazil’s development.

Because we are talking about the Amazon, most Brazilians don’t pay much attention except when provoked by international issues and interventions.

Here is the link to the blog in Portuguese (Environmental Racism)  Racismo Ambiental:

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