vendredi 15 janvier 2016

Brazil court suspends Amazon hydrodam licence on native demands

15/01/2016 -

Rio de Janeiro: A Brazilian court has suspended the operating licence for the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, one of the world's largest, just weeks before its owner, Norte Energia, planned to start electricity generation, prosecutors said.
Belo Monte – known worldwide thanks to the awareness raised by British singer Sting and Brazilian Indian chief Raoni – has been the subject of multiple protests by Brazilian Indigenous people.
Judge Maria Carolina Valente do Carmo of the Federal Court in Altamira, in the northern state of Para, said the licence would be suspended until the company and the Brazilian government meet a previous requirement to reorganise the regional operations of Funai, the national Indian protection... Read more