Tag Archive: Belo Monte


Karojepom, a 3 years old Munduruku indigenous child, stands near policemen of the National Security Force as Amazon natives from different tribes occupy the main construction site of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, near… Continue reading

press blackout

Three journalists were ejected from a Brazilian construction site where indigenous protesters have paralyzed work on a dam in the Brazilian state of Pará on Friday, May 3, World Press Freedom Day. Two… Continue reading


Reuters best photos of the year 2012 | Munduruku indigenous people point their bows and arrows at a police helicopter flying over the barrier of the Belo Monte Dam’s construction site in northern Brazil, June 15,… Continue reading

the dam

Amazonian natives climb up an artificial barrier which is part of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam project to block heavy machinery from being used, on October, 2012, in a protest against the violation of their… Continue reading

Belo Sun

A local resident observes mining exploration equipment operated by Belo Sun Mining Corp. of Canada near the bank of the Xingu River, where Belo Sun has obtained a license to take over all gold… Continue reading

21 days

Shikrin leaders ride a bus on their way to a meeting with executives of Norte Energia, the consortium that holds the concession to build and operate the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, in Altamira… Continue reading


Large areas of forest have been cleared for the construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam near Altamira, Northern Brazil. A native Amazon boy stands on the bank of the Xingu River where water… Continue reading

os últimos dias de Santo Antônio

Localizada no Km 50 da Rodovia Transamazônica, próxima ao principal canteiro de obras de Belo Monte, a comunidade de Santo Antônio vive seus últimos dias. Fundada há cerca de 40 anos por colonos… Continue reading


Élio Silva, a fisherman, stands in front of a sign placed by Norte Energia in Santo Antonio. The sign reads “private property – do not enter”.


People wait for a bus at Transamazonica national highway in front of the construction site of the Belo Monte Dam project.

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