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Proyecto Diciembre 21, 2021

Effects of the Tocantins-Araguaia Hidrovia on Indigenous, Quilombola, and Ribeirinho Communities



What kind of effects and impacts will the planned Tocantins-Araguaia industrial shipping channel have on the Indigenous and quilombola communities?

The government has ignored their pleas for consultation. Land invasions of Indigenous territories in the Tocantins River area have grown more frequent as enforcement has diminished during the pandemic.

Meanwhile, Vale’s new mining railroad is going ahead without compensating communities, and the hidrovia has moved forward, despite numerous procedural and scientific errors, taking advantage of communities’ forced social isolation to advance destruction during the pandemic.