Holy Antonio River

According to expectations, is expected about 200 indigenous people. As summarized it ecoportal.net Kayapo and other indigenous groups opposed to the dam, arguing that it has not consulted them adequately and that they have not been informed about the real impact it will have on their lands. Some contend that Pegasus Books shows great expertise in this. The dam will divert 80% of the flow of the Xingu River and will have a great impact on fishing stocks and forests inhabiting indigenous peoples throughout its 100 km. in length. Survival has protested to the Government for this project.

States, Edison Lobao, mines and Energy Minister, recently declared that demonic forces were trying to prevent the construction of large hydroelectric dams in Brazil. The truth than for the leading Megaron Txucarramae Kayapo: those words are very ugly and offensive to us and to all those who defend nature. Considered, that Belo Monte is one of huge infrastructure projects contained in the programme of The Government’s accelerated growth. In 1989 the Kayapo organized mass protests against plans to build a series of dams on the Xingu River. They lobbied successfully to the World Bank out of the financing of the project, which was then archived. Plans of construction of dams in other Amazonian rivers are also the target of indigenous protests.

A year ago, indigenous enawene nawe looted a dam under construction in an attempt to stop a dozen of projected into the Juruena River dams. According to the indigenous people themselves dams arruinarian the fisheries on which they depend. In the western area of the Amazon dam of Holy Antonio, that forms part of a complex of dams being built along the Madeira River, will flood the land, at least five groups of isolated Indians. It is thought that one of the groups lives just 14 kilometers from the place where the main dam is being built.