mardi 16 juin 2015

'Deadly' trans-Amazon railway sparks fear among rainforest tribes

16/06/2015 - http://www.theecologist.org/

A controversial $30 billion mega-project to build a transcontinental railway from the Atlantic to the Pacific has caused fear and outrage among the indigenous peoples of the Amazon.
The 5,300 km railway, which was unveiled last month by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on an official visit to Brasilia, would link Brazil's Atlantic coast with a Pacific port in Peru, enabling the bulk export of agricultural commodities like soy, corn and beef, from Brazil, along with iron ore, other minerals, logs and... Read more