Tuíra Kayapó

The native Brazilian woman who single-handedly stopped construction of $500M dam

This week on Broads You Should Know, Sara teaches Sam & Justin about Tuíra: the warrior woman from the Kayapó tribe in the Amazon rainforest who stood up to the world bank and stopped a dam from being built in 1989. The story has a few twists and turns, but the world will always remember the sight of the bare-chested woman who shoved a machete into a man’s face at a press conference in Brazil.