Sacrificing the Amazon


Sacrificing the Amazon

A Picture that the Entire World Must See!

While magazines and television tell us about the life and loves actors, footballers and other celebrities, the Chief of the Kayapo tribe hears the worst news of his life:
The bad news are that there is an approval for the construction of a huge hydroelectric dam (the third largest in the world), on one of the Amazon’s major tributaries, the Xingu River, Sacrificing the Amazon. The Belo Monte Dam complex is designed to divert 80% of the Xingu River’s flow, devastating an area of over 1,500 square kilometers of Brazilian rainforest while resulting in the forced displacement of between 20,000 – 40,000 people. The project is causing grave and direct impacts to the land and livelihood of thousands of riverine and urban families, as well as 1,000 indigenous people from several communities, while provoking profound indirect impacts throughout the Xingu basin’s communities, rivers, and forests.

This is the death for all races that live on the river because the dam will flood not less than 988,421 acres of forest. More than 40,000 locals will have to find another place where you will be able to survive. The destruction of the natural environment, deforestation and extinction of many plant and animal species will be a disaster, Sacrificing the Amazon.

A simple picture is the equivalent of a thousand words; it shows the price to be paid for ‘quality of life’ so-called ‘modern conveniences’ us. There is no place in the world anymore for those who live differently. Everything must be leveled; everyone in the name of globalization should lose its identity and lifestyle. Sacrificing the Amazon!

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