Belo Monte Dam Project

Photo | May 1, 2012

The Invasão dos Padres neighborhood in the Brazilian city of Altamira would suffer from the construction of the nearby Belo Monte Dam project. The Belo Monte Dam will be the third largest in the world, submerging 400,000 hectares and displacing 20,000 people. For 20 years indigenous groups, rural communities and environmentalists have fought against its construction. President Dilma authorized the building after a highly controversial and disrespectful licensing process.04/10/2012