Defending lands, indigenous group fights dams in Brazil’s Amazon

The Munduruku indigenous people are resisting hydroelectric dams on the Tapajós River, a major Amazon tributary. The hydropower, touted as green, would destroy forests - and could even increase greenhouse gas emissions.

July 13, 2016

Indigenous leader Geraldo Krixi Munduruku has problems sleeping at night. At 58, he feels again the fear he knew in 1989, when he had heard about the construction of a hydropower dam on the Tapajós River in the Brazilian state of Para for the first time.