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Brazil: Indigenous Rights and the Suspension of the Teles Pires Dam

Categories: Latin America, Brazil, Citizen Media, Development, Economics & Business, Environment, Ethnicity & Race, Human Rights, Indigenous, Law, Politics, Protest

Brazilian blogger Sonia Martuscelli reproduces [1] [pt] an open letter on the suspension of the license [2] for the construction of the controversial Teles Pires Dam [3], in an area of the Amazon forest inhabited by the indigenous peoples of Kayabi, Apiaka and Mundukuru ethnicities. The natives require measures to ensure their rights and to be heard on the matter.