Brazil: Indigenous fate of concern as result of Belo Monte Dam project

Posted on July 24, 2012 • Filed under: Brazil, Economy, Enviromental Issues, Latin America Indigenous Issues

The Belo Monte Dam project along the Xingu River had its preliminary plans drawn under Brazil’s military dictatorship and was a highly controversial environmental project from the onset. However, construction of the dam has continued despite its serious backlash, mainly due to the influence of Brazil’s developing economy. But the indigenous population along the Xingu River is increasingly concerned about their fate, as the dam comes with a high potential for environmental degradation and the establishment of new communities on their land. Read Article

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