Families expelled from land feel impact of Belo Monte dam

[Photos and translation mine, text by Ruy Sposati]

Sixteen days ago, 178 families from the poorest neighborhoods of Altamira, known as baixões, which will be flooded by Belo Monte, occupied unused land in the outskirts of town and began constructing new shacks.  …

According to Antonia Melo, coordinator of the Xingu Alive Forever Movement, Norte Energia and the government have completely ignored the residents of urban areas that will be directly affected by flooding in Altamira. (More >)


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