November 21, 2009

Sting and Indians vs. hydroelectric dam

Sting's plea over Brazil dam row

By Gary DuffyRock star Sting has used his latest visit to Brazil to urge the government there to listen to the concerns of indigenous peoples over a proposed new hydro-electric dam in the Amazon.

He was speaking at a press conference in Sao Paulo where he was reunited with indigenous leader Raoni Metyktire who joined him in a similar campaign 20 years ago which attracted worldwide attention.

Indigenous tribes in the Amazon say the Belo Monte project, which would be the third largest hydro-electric dam in the world, poses a threat to their way of life.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see Sting Shows Support for Kayapo People.

Below:  "Sting joined up with Chief Raoni for the second time."

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