Friday, 12 June 2009

Tapajós Hydroelectric Complex

"Given the disrespect of our authorities for our people, we riverbank dwellers, family farmers, fishermen, indigenous people, socio-environmentalists, researchers, popular educators, youth, men, and women affected and threatened by the Tapajós Hydroelectric Complex and other projects, have decided: We do not accept and we declare we are against the Tapajós Hydroelectric Complex which, besides hurting our culture and environment, will bring us no benefits. All benefits will go to investors and Brazilian and foreign companies. We do not accept the fact that we are regarded as obstacles to Brazil´s economic growth, because we are Brazilians who will suffer all the consequences of these hydroelectric projects."

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