Tariff notice~MPF Announces legal action on the Tapajós and operation receives representative of the Munduruku people
MPF Announces legal action on the Tapajós and operation receives representative of the Munduruku people
Date: Thursday (4/4/13)
Venue: Auditorium of the MPF in Belém rua Domingos Marreiros, 690
Participants: public prosecutor Ubiratan Cazetta, Munduruku (Munduruku leadership), representative of the indigenous missionary Council (CIMI) and representative of Eastern Amazonia Forum (SWIPING).
Note: the protocolará and indigenous leadership will deliver a document requesting the continuation of the performance of the Federal prosecutors in the case in question.
The Federal Public Ministry invites the press to a news conference on the Tapajós and operation on judicial measures for projects of hydroelectric plants in the region of West Pará. On the same occasion, the MPF will receive a Munduruku Indians leadership, Munduruku , who will report the current situation with the presence of military and police in indigenous land.
The MPF has already asked the Federal Court to suspend the operation, for risk of imminent conflict, but was not answered. Now, new legal measures should be taken. The Tapajós called operation began last week in Itaituba. There are mismatch of Government information about the goals of the operation but, according to the Ministry of mines and energy, the intent would be to give military protection to an expedition of preparatory studies for the installation of plants.
The history in the region is tension since last year, precisely because of the plants and also because it was not made until now the prior consultation provided for in Convention 169 to projects that affect indigenous people and traditional lands. In November of 2012 a Federal Police operation resulted in the death of an indigenous, which caused great anger among the Munduruku. The MPF has an investigation in Santarém, on the death of Jimmy Kirixi