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Munduruku people on the Tapajós tributary of the Amazon are engaged in a struggle for survival against the long-term effects of mercury poisoning from gold mining, a new influx of illegal miners and the Covid infection they bring with them.
This article was first published on Mongabay on 17 October 2017. You can read the original here. The same article has been translated for LAB into Portuguese by Fernando Moreira. You can read the Portuguese version here. On 13 October, eighty Munduruku warriors and shamans tried to occupy the São Manoel dam on the Teles Pires River in one...
Em 13 de Outubro, 80 guerreiros, guerreiras e pajés Munduruku tentaram realizar rituais no canteiro de obras da hidrelétrica de São Manoel no rio Teles Pires, em uma das partes mais remotas da Amazônia. Mas dessa vez, Governo e empresas estavam preparados. Trinta policiais armados da Força Nacional de Segurança Pública foram deslocados para o local e...
The Tapajós River Basin lies at the heart of the Amazon, and at the heart of an exploding controversy: whether to build 40+ large dams, a railway, and highways, turning the Basin into a vast industrialized commodities export corridor; or to curb this development impulse and conserve one of the most biologically and culturally rich regions on the planet. Those...
Brazilian environmental agency rejects Tapajós River mega-dam, citing likely major impacts on indigenous people and on the environment. It is a remarkable victory for the Munduruku Indians.
Two important advances for the Munduruku Indians in the Brazilian Amazon in recent days suggest that they could pull off an extraordinary victory.
The Munduruku Indians living along the Tapajos river in the Brazilian Amazon demand the right to be before fully consulted before an academic study is carried out in their villages.
Help the Munduruku Indians in their struggle for respect of their Indigenous Rights
In true Amazon style, Nayana Fernandez's new film documentary is launched.
We are proud to announce that next Monday, 17 November 2014, LAB will be the platform for the online release of 'The Munduruku Indians: Weaving Resistance' documentary.

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