The Battle of Belo Monte

Number 26241
Subject International Reporting
Source Folha de S. Paulo (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
State Brazil
Year 2013
Publication Date Dec. 15, 22, 2013
Summary In the Brazilian state of Pará, an army of 25,000 workers is building the world’s third largest hydroelectric plant, a controversial construction project –because of the dam’s low efficiency, its environmental impact and its effects on the Indians, riverbank-dwellers and the inhabitants of Altamira. Folha’s reporters spent three weeks in the region to put together the most comprehensive coverage –with 24 videos, 55 pictures, and 18 infographics– of the country’s largest infrastructural investment. The pros and cons of the dam are presented in five chapters: Construction; Environment; Society; Indigenous Peoples; History.
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Keywords international; brazil; environment; construction
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