In a powerful victory for indigenous rights in Brazil last week, the Toronto-based company Belo Sun Mining had its license to drill revoked by a federal court, dealing a significant setback to its efforts to gouge a mega-mine into the banks of the Amazon’s Xingu River. In the unanimous ruling, the court cited Belo Sun’s […]
A Canadian company is planning to build the soon-to-be largest open-pit gold mine in Brazil, located in the heart of the Amazon forest on the banks of the Xingu river. Brazilian activists, NGOs and advocacy groups, however, are waging a legal battle over the land. Belo Sun Mining Corp., which is headquartered in Toronto, is behind the Volta […]
After eleven productive days in Brazil, the group of seven, calling themselves “Team Klamazon” returned to California with an in-depth understanding of the potential impact of Brazil’s plans to develop the Amazon, and in particularly the Belo Monte Dam project. The team, comprised of river activists and indigenous youth from the Klamath River in Northern […]
Suspension of environmental licensing for controversial project reflects omission of impacts on indigenous peoples from faulty Environmental Impact Assessment Altamira, Brazil – In response to a civil lawsuit filed on November 13th by the Federal Public Prosecutor’s office in the state of Pará (MPF-PA), a federal judge has ordered the immediate suspension of environmental licensing […]
This short film demonstrates the unacceptable impacts of Belo Sun’s proposed “Volta Grande” mine, which would be built a mere 10 km from the Belo Monte Dam and steps away from indigenous communities who would suffer the worst impacts of Belo Sun’s harmful mining practices. For more on this, see the following statement from Amazon […]
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