Indigenous occupation in the construction site of Belo Monte complete seven days

5/8/2013 9:16 pm -updated 5/8/2013 9:16 pm

Indigenous occupation in the construction site of Belo Monte complete seven days

In this fourth, 8, Indians met with the North energy and the Federal Government. MPF requests that is allowed the presence of journalists and lawyers.


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The occupation of the Indians in one of the construction sites of the Belo Monte hydroelectric power plant, in Vitória do Xingu, Pará, arrives this Wednesday (8) to the seventh day.

On the afternoon of Wednesday, indigenous leaders, representatives of the Federal Government and the North energy, the company responsible for the implementation of the power plant, gathered. According to the company, a representative of the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic delivered a letter from Minister Gilberto Carvalho to the Indians.

In the document, the Minister says that the Government will maintain dialogue and expand their participation in the discussions on the projects to take advantage of the Tapajós River basin water potential. The Indians should discuss the contents of the letter in a meeting scheduled for this Thursday (9).


The Federal Public Ministry (MPF) asked the Federal Court on Wednesday (8) that is allowed the presence of journalists and lawyers in the occupation made by indigenous people at the construction site of the power plant. The MPF is also allowed the entry of products, foods and utensils essential for subsistence, as well as the free access of health professionals of the Special Indigenous Health Department (DSEI). According to reports of the indigenous, National strength would be blocking up the food entry.

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About 150 protesters, between Riverside and Indians from various ethnic groups invaded on the morning of last Thursday (2) the Belo Monte dam site, in Vitória do Xingu, southwest of Pará. The Indians arrived in four buses, armed with arrows bordunas, an indigenous weapon similar to a club. Some of the demonstrators entered the construction site, while the rest stayed in the entrance preventing the entry and exit of people.

The Indians criticize the presence of federal troops in the region, who would be providing security support for environmental impact studies going back to development projects without the tribes to be consulted.

Norte Energia filed the first application for repossession last Friday (3), but the injunction was denied by Justice of Altamira. On Sunday (5), the company announced that it would enter a new request on this second (6).

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