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Amazon dam defeats Brazil’s environment agency (commentary)

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Commentary by  on 20 September 2017
The term “controversial” is inadequate to describe the São Manoel Dam.
It is located only 700 m from the Kayabí Indigenous Land and has already provoked a series of confrontations with the indigenous people.
As with other dams, São Manoel can be expected to negatively affect the fish and turtles that are vital food sources for the Kayabí, Munduruku and Apiacá indigenous groups. This post is a commentary. The views expressed are those of the author.
The term “controversial” is inadequate to describe the São Manoel Dam. It is located only 700 m from the Kayabí Indigenous Land and has already provoked a series of confrontations with the indigenous people (see here, here, here and here). As with other dams, São Manoel can be expected to negatively affect the fish and turtles that are vital food sources for the Kayabí, Munduruku and Apiacá indigenous groups. It also destroys sacred sites, as well as gravesites and archaeological locations that…