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Human Trafficking and Prostitution Scandal Threatens Belo Monte Dam


World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', corruption )

Jill
- 536 days ago - amazonwatch.org
(CPI) will summon the president of the Belo Monte dam-building consortium Norte Energia to explain a nightclub, located within the dam's work camp, where 18 young women and an adolescent girl were held hostage and forced to prostitutethemselves



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Teresa W. (681)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 7:48 am
I'm against the Belo Monte Dam, but this scandal is very sad.
 

Ruth S. (307)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 10:46 am
Shameful of them to force them into prostitution!
 

Tim C. (1827)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 3:16 pm
thanks
 

Laurie H. (707)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 9:21 pm
Signed and shared, with Thanks Jill!!~
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 9:59 pm
I shall share this in the "human slavery " group Jill Cheers
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 10:04 pm
Thanks Jill and David for sharing this IT IS SICKENING
 

Iona Kentwell (134)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 10:54 pm
This is so disgusting. These "men" have no idea how to behave. Imagine their horror if the situations were reversed. They clearly do not follow the basic precept "Try to treat others as you would want them to treat you" or even understand that such an idea could exist..
 

alicia m. (100)
Monday March 11, 2013, 1:15 am
noted, gracias y gracias david
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (379)
Monday March 11, 2013, 1:36 am
This is terrible.
 

Pat A. (117)
Monday March 11, 2013, 1:48 am
This is DISGUSTING!!! Signed all three petitions on the website attached - under the heading 'Take Action' - many thanks Jill.
 

Lynn D. (0)
Monday March 11, 2013, 2:08 am
So very sad, shame on them!
 

Birgitta S. (230)
Monday March 11, 2013, 4:07 am
:-(((( Hidious & Disgusting this.... truly is :-((((
 

Fi T. (16)
Monday March 11, 2013, 4:17 am
Could abuse like this be stopped one day?
 

joab k. (127)
Monday March 11, 2013, 4:33 am
it is slavery, so long as globalist corporations and banks own and control everything this will never end and will get exponentially worse as individual rights and liberty are further eroded every day
 

Farah Hage Ali (156)
Monday March 11, 2013, 4:56 am
noted and signed, thank you for sharing
 

Cynthia no frwd B. (261)
Monday March 11, 2013, 6:54 am
extremely sad. When will the insanity end? followed the link and took action signing the petition
 

Yvonne F. (170)
Monday March 11, 2013, 8:41 am
Horrific!! I hope this horrific act will make a stop to that dam! Thanks Jill
Poor girls!!!
 

Vivien Green (150)
Monday March 11, 2013, 9:31 am
Noted with anger!!!!
Thank you Jill and David.
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Henriette Matthijssen (143)
Monday March 11, 2013, 12:13 pm
Brazilian authorities, construction companies and financiers must be held accountable because they are responsible for these horrific abuses against women and girls."
"The latest scandals are part of a larger pattern within the Amazon dam industry, in which profit maximization and corruption constantly override concerns for human dignity and environmental protection," said Brent Millikan, Amazon Program Director of International Rivers. "According to Brazilian legislation, however, public financial institutions such as BNDES can be held legally responsible for the social and environmental damage that is already being caused by Belo Monte."
 

Phil P. (90)
Monday March 11, 2013, 12:34 pm
Despicable. Anything to make a buck, pay off the politicians and cops, destroy the forests, hunt animal to extinction, enslave women for prostitution but be sure to go to confession and get absolution. These pigs should be given fair trials and then burned at the stake.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Monday March 11, 2013, 1:35 pm
Terrible.
 

Winn Adams (191)
Monday March 11, 2013, 3:42 pm
Disgusting and despicable. When will it end?
 

Mariette G. (150)
Monday March 11, 2013, 3:58 pm
Your signature has been added to the petition.
Thanks Jill!
 

Marilyn K. (51)
Monday March 11, 2013, 4:16 pm
Where are the fathers, brothers, uncles and grandfathers to ban together to protect their female of all ages? There is where the blam lies.
 

Kathy Niell (95)
Monday March 11, 2013, 5:20 pm
Belo Monte is just one big horror story and construction should be immediately stopped and the land restored to the Xingu people, the rightful owners. Why the interests of the indigenous peoples are always ignored in favor of big corporate interests is an ongoing wrong around the world that should be stopped once and for all. Until the rights of even the smallest group of people to live in peace in their own homes are respected, there will be no justice in the world!
 

Nancy Black (302)
Monday March 11, 2013, 5:44 pm
Noted, tweeted, tweeted, shared, shared. Shows how sick our society is. If given a choice between the lives of children or profit, automatically the child is thrown away and becomes disposable.
 

Evelyn B. (80)
Monday March 11, 2013, 7:14 pm
Noted Tks. Jill....
 

Joey L. (0)
Monday March 11, 2013, 11:54 pm
it can be held legally responsible . MMA7260Q
 

Rosemary Rannes (634)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 12:31 am
The Belo Monte Dam project should never have been allowed to proceed and I feel the president of Brazil should shoulder the blame for this entire social and soon to be environmental breakdown.
A quote from this article about who shoulder's the responsibility/blame for girls/women being held hostage and sexually abused.

" According to Congressman Arnaldo Jordy, president of the CPI on Human Trafficking, the location of the nightclub within Belo Monte's public land concession indicates that the Norte Energia consortium could have played a role in this crime and will have to make immediate amends. In addition, the CPI inquiry will summons representatives from Brazil's National Development Bank (BNDES), and the public banks Caixa Económica and Banco do Brasil to evaluate the "social damages" caused by the projects they are financing, such as Belo Monte."

 

Carla van der Meer (519)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 7:03 am
Noted.
 

. (0)
Tuesday March 12, 2013, 11:33 am
Just horrible.
 

Melania Padilla (178)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 2:57 pm
Let´s share this everywhere! Sick bastards!
 

Bettina Galo (70)
Saturday March 16, 2013, 9:11 am
It's terrible but this situation sexually enslaving people and within children is a reality worldwide. UN should take action in the matter serious because not only happens in one country, but worldwide. Miles away, are kidnapped and then subjected to sexual slavery per day, not per month. By day, thousands of people suffer from this terrible scourge to many governments turn a blind eye.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 9:14 am
Noted
 
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