Mrs. Dilma, the president of Brazil, has given her approval for the construction of an enormous hydroelectric central (the world’s third largest one). This means the death sentence for ALL the tribes living at the shores of the river because the barrage will flood more or less 988,421 acres of the forest. More than 40 000 natives will have to find other living surroundings where they will be able to survive. The destruction of the natural habitat, the deforestation and the disappearance of several species of plants and animals will be a fait accompli. We know that a simple image is the equivalent of a thousand words, it shows the price to be paid for the “quality of life” of our so-called “modern comforts.” There is no space in the world anymore for those who live differently. Everything has to be smoothed away, that everyone, in the name of globalization must lose his and her identity and way of living. - recent The Kayapo people are being expelled from their homes for the construction of the 'Belo Monte Dam', which will flood 400, 000 acres of the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil.
Anne Nield, Canada12 months ago Comments: Absolutely horrifying. This is genocide.
Janelle, New Zealand1 year ago Comments: I think that there is an obvious need and benefit in having the hydro power but is the cost of the lives and culture worth it???
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