The joint side event took place April 2010, at the World's Peoples Conference on Climate Change and Mother Earth Rights, in Cochabamba, Bolivia. The goal of the event was to build international solidarity to stop the dams in the amazon, and to raise awareness.

 

  • VIDEO part 1
    (Moderator: TOM GOLDTOOTH (IEN); translator: Cassandra. Speakers: PEDRO SAUL ALVAREZ (CIMI) Brazil; GILBERTO CAVINSKI Movimiento Dos Atingidos Por Barragems (MAB), Brasil)
  • VIDEO part 2
    (Speaker:  GILBERTO CAVINSKI Movimiento Dos Atingidos Por Barragems (MAB), Brasil)
  • VIDEO part 3
    (Translator: LUCIA ORTIZ Friends of the Earth Brazil; speaker: OZIMAR JURUNA Aldeia Pakisamba e Moratu -  do Xingu da Volta Grande, Brasil; SONIA GUAJAJARA, COIAB, Brazil)

Background: The Belo Monte Dam would be one of 258! new dams, that Brazil is planning to build in the Brazilian amazon. It's a mega monster project, that must be stopped = Belo Monte would be the 3rd largest dam of the world.