Xapiri – Manaus to Pucallpa
December 13, 2016
For the past month we have been navigating the Amazon, heading against the current from central Amazonia in Manaus (Brazil) to the edge of the Andes in Pucallpa (Peru).
We flew to Manaus in early November and spent 5 days in the city making connections to some indigenous organisations and supporters. Firstly we visited the Waimiri Atroari Program who have a museum, a small shop and their offices located a short bus ride from the city centre. We spent our afternoon talking to the volunteers and a few Waimiri Atroari men who had travelled to the city from their territory 10 hours + to the north. The program together with the bravery of the Waimiri Atroari people have for the past decades fought against invaders to their land. From the impact of 3 major projects; BR 174 Road – Manaus to Boa Vista, the Pitinga Mineral Project and the Electronorte Hydroelectric plant.
Photo – Homero Martins (ISA)
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