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Hydroelectric dams on Brazil"s Xingu River and indigenous peoples

Hydroelectric dams on Brazil"s Xingu River and indigenous peoples

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Published by Cultural Survival, Pro-Indian Commission of São Paulo in Cambridge, Mass, São Paulo .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Brazil,
  • Xingu River Valley,
  • Xingu River Valley.
    • Subjects:
    • Indians of South America -- Brazil -- Xingu River Valley -- Social conditions.,
    • Hydroelectric power plants -- Brazil -- Xingu River Valley.,
    • Indians of South America -- Brazil -- Xingu River Valley -- Government relations.,
    • Indians of South America -- Land tenure -- Brazil -- Xingu River Valley.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementeditors, Leinad Ayer de O. Santos, Lúcia M.M. de Andrade ; translator, Robin Wright.
      SeriesCultural survival report ;, 30
      ContributionsSantos, Leinad Ayer O., Andrade, Lúcia M. M. de, Wright, Robin, 1950-, Comissão Pró-Indio/SP.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF2519.1.X56 H5313 1990
      The Physical Object
      Pagination192 p. :
      Number of Pages192
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1886137M
      ISBN 100939521407
      LC Control Number90047242

        In , he made his first trip to the northern Brazilian state of Pará to witness how the Belo Monte dam being built on the Xingu River would affect the more t indigenous people . Indigenous Peoples in Brazil will hold a mass 5-day rally next week, dubbed “the Xingu Encounter,” to protest against a series of hydro dams planned for the Xingu river and its tributaries. Get Rid of Ads. Support us on Patreon! The sacred lands website explains, there are a total of 70 large dams .

        The Volta Grande is a kilometer section of the Xingu river that runs through two indigenous reserves, the Arara da Volta Grande and Paquiçamba. Since the dam’s gates were closed, about 80% of the volume of the Volta Grande’s water has been diverted from its natural bed through an artificial canal to a reservoir.   But the $ billion dam, called the Belo Monte, that Brazil’s electric utility, Electronorte, plans to build along the 1,mile Xingu River will affect them all. It would be the world’s third.

        Belo Monte will be the world’s third-largest hydroelectric project and will displace up to 20, people while diverting the Xingu River and flooding as much as square miles of rainforest.   Seven tribes from the Xingu and Tapajós rivers protest violations of right to prior consultation in construction of Amazonian dams *Hi-res photos available (©Ruy Sposati/CIMI). Altamira, Pará, Brazil: Approximately indigenous people affected by the construction of large hydroelectric dams in the Amazon launched an occupation yesterday at one of the main construction sites of the .


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Hydroelectric dams on Brazil"s Xingu River and indigenous peoples Download PDF EPUB FB2

$ Hydroelectric Dams on Brazil's Xingu River and Indigenous Peoples Paperback – January 1, by Leinad Ayer De O. Santos (Editor), Lúcia M. de Andrade (Editor) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsFormat: Paperback. Get this from a library. Hydroelectric dams on Brazil's Xingu River and indigenous peoples.

[Leinad Ayer O Santos; Lúcia M M de Andrade; Robin Wright; Comissão Pró-Indio/SP.;]. The Belo Monte Dam (formerly known as Kararaô) is a hydroelectric dam complex on the northern part of the Xingu River in the state of Pará, its completion, with the installation of its 18th turbine, in Novemberthe installed capacity of the dam complex is 11, megawatts (MW), which makes it the second largest hydroelectric dam complex in Brazil and fourth largest in the Location: Pará, Brazil.

The controversial Belo Monte mega-dam in Pará state has done significant socio environmental harm to the Xingu River and the indigenous and traditional people living beside it. Now it appears the dam may not be able to produce the electricity totals promised by its builders — an eventuality critics had long warned about.

The High Cost of Power InNorte Energia began constructing the Belo Monte Dam on Brazil’s Xingu River, and when the group finishes init will own the fourth largest hydroelectric dam. Brazil is in the midst of a dam-building spree in the Amazon basin that is changing the face of the world’s largest tropical forest region.

The boom is driven by the country’s agricultural and heavy industrial interests, is being carried out with little regard to the impacts on indigenous people and the environment, is proceeding with little effort to capitalize on the nation’s vast.

Hydroelectric dams represent major investments and major sources of environmental and social impacts. Powerful forces surround the decision-making process on public investments in the various options for the generation and conservation of electricity. Brazil’s proposed Belo Monte Dam (formerly Kararaô) and its upstream counterpart, the Altamira Dam (better known by its former name.

Existing hydroelectric dams in Brazilian Amazonia emitted about million tons of methane and 38 million tons of carbon dioxide in The methane emissions represent an essentially permanent addition to gas fluxes from the region, rather than a one-time release. Dams in the Amazon: Belo Monte and Brazils Hydroelectric Development of the Xingu River Basin PHILIP M.

FEARNSIDE Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amaznia-(INPA) Manaus-Amazonas, Brazil ABSTRACT / Hydroelectric dams represent major invest-ments and major sources of environmental and social im-pacts. Giant hydroelectric dams being built or planned in remote areas of Brazil, Ethiopia, Malaysia, Peru and Guyana will devastate tribal communities by forcing people off their land or.

Brazil's Dispossessed: Belo Monte Dam Ruinous for Indigenous Cultures The builders of Brazil’s mega-dam on the Xingu River are accused with ethnocide – the ruin of native cultures, lifestyles and livelihoods. Displaced families are vigorously seeking justice.

December 8, The Brazilian government is planning to build what would be the world’s third-largest hydroelectric project on one of the Amazon’s major tributaries, the Xingu. The Belo Monte Dam would divert the flow of the Xingu River and devastate an extensive area of the Brazilian rainforest, displacing o people and threatening the survival of indigenous peoples.

ALTAMIRA, Brazil, Jul 16 (IPS) - Ethnocide, the new accusation leveled against the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, brings to light deeper underlying aspects of the conflicts and controversies unleashed by megaprojects in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest.

Federal prosecutor Thais Santi announced that legal action would be taken “in the next few weeks” against Norte Energía, the company. Belo Monte dam operations delayed by Brazil court ruling on indigenous people Monte dam on the Xingu river in the Amazon complained that dam. The Brazilian government is building the Belo Monte Dam, which will be the world's third-largest hydroelectric dam, on the Lower Xingu.

Construction of this dam is under legal challenge by environment and indigenous groups, who assert the dam would have negative environmental and social impacts along with reducing the flow by up to 80% along a.

Indigenous Brazilians Protest Dam Indigenous natives from several tribes near Brazil's Xingu River attended and protested a gathering set up to debate the impact of a proposed hydroelectric dam. Hydroelectric Dams and Indigenous Peoples.

June A great wall of secrecy stands around China's proposal to dam the mighty Yangtze River and build the largest hydroelectric complex in the world. The project's feasibility study, financed by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), an arm of the Canadian government, is.

The Belo Monte hydroelectric dam stands in the Xingu River in Altamira, Para state, Brazil, Friday, Sept. 6, With the start of full-scale operations three. In the book, launched at the XVI Congress of the International Society of Ethnobiology, indigenous people draw attention to the impacts of the Belo Monte Hydroelectric Plant on.

The Xingu River flows from the cerrado (tropical savanna) of central Mato Grosso, Brazil northward to the Amazon for 1, km (1, miles). Its basin covers an area ofkm². S indigenous people, from nine distinct ethnic groups, live along the Xingu. 1. Phillip M.

Fearnside, Dams in the Amazon: Belo Monte and Brazil's Hydroelectric Development of the Xingu River Basin, 38 Environ. Mcmt. 16, 19 (). 2. Indigenous Kaiapo benajoro (leader) warning Mr. Pontes, Attorney General of the Re public in State of Para, about the indigenous peoples' objection to the construction of Belo Monte.The location of these proposed dams, along the Xingu River, was within the Brazilian Amazon in the region of Para, Brazil.

The proposal was eventually put on hold, due to controversy regarding the dams’ potential location on idigenous land. The region, upon which the dams were suggested to be built, was made up of multiple indigenous tribes."Brazil has no legislation on ethnocide, a neologism used as an analogy to genocide, which is classified by a law," said the defender of Indigenous causes.

"The object of the crime isn't life, it is culture – but the objective is the same: destroying a people.