September 3, 2020

Amazon railroad plan unites unlikely allies in opposition

Novo Progresso (Brazil) (AFP) – With his feather headdress and body paint, chief Beppronti Mekragnotire doesn’t seem to have much in common with trucker Sergio Sorresino, but they share a cause: neither wants a railroad built across the Amazon rainforest.Biding his time inside his big rig as he sat at a roadblock outside the town of Novo Progresso, in northern Brazil, Sorresino appeared to have every reason to resent Mekragnotire.Because of the Kayapo indigenous chief and his warriors, Sorresino and thousands of other truckers were stuck on this stretch of highway BR-163, the road linking Braz…


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