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27 August 2010

Lula da Silva signs contract for controversial dam in the Amazon basin [Brazil]

Author: MercoPress

Brazilian President Lula da Silva signed Thursday the contracts for the Norte Energia consortium to start construction of a controversial hydroelectric dam in the Amazon basin...Environmental and social organizations oppose the Belo Monte...

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21 April 2010

Brazil dam tender triggers protest

Author: Al Jazeera

Environmentalists in Brazil are protesting against the awarding of a tender for a controversial hydroelectric project…The tender was awarded to Norte Energia, a consortium led by a subsidiary of Electrobras, the state electricity company, after a...

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17 April 2010

Amazon Dam Project Pits Economic Benefit Against Protection of Indigenous Lands

Author: Alexei Barrionuevo, New York Times

On Wednesday, a federal judge in Para State, where the third largest dam in the world would be built, halted the government’s April 20 auction to award contracts for its construction, saying the project could cause “irreparable harm” to indigenous...

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17 April 2010

Brazil: Ruling halting Belo Monte dam project over potential harm to indigenous peoples overturned on economic grounds

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3 February 2010
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Author: Natasha Pitt, Adital

La batalla en contra de la construcción de la usina hidroeléctrica de Belo Monte...no para. Después de este lunes, cuando se realizó el anuncio de la liberación de la licencia para la construcción, las manifestaciones se intensificaron...el Ministerio...

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2 February 2010

Brazil grants environmental licence for Belo Monte dam

Author: Gary Duffy, BBC

Brazil's government has granted an environmental licence for the construction of a controversial hydro-electric dam in the Amazon rainforest. Environmental groups say the Belo Monte dam [a project of Consórcio Norte Energia] will cause devastation in...

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2 February 2010

Brazil: Govt. approves Belo Monte dam despite concerns over environmental impacts, displacement of indigenous peoples

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9 April 2009
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Author: Tyler Bridges, McClatchy, El Nuevo Herald

[L]a tercera mayor represa en el mundo…Belo Monte [un proyecto de Consórcio Norte Energia]…sumergiría 200 millas cuadradas de selva tropical…así como los hogares de 19,000 personas… El impacto que tendrá Belo Monte en los indígenas que serán...

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5 June 2007

Indians and NGOs unite to oppose to Xingu dams [Brazil]

Author: Survival International

Indigenous peoples and NGOs have met in the Amazon town of Altamira in Brazil to discuss their concerns about a series of hydroelectric dams planned for the Xingu river, one of the Amazon's main tributaries...[they] announced that they are planning a...

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14 March 2006

Brazil's thirst for energy to flood Amazon habitats

Author: Reese Ewing, Reuters

Brazil's plans to dam two rivers [Madeira and Xingu] in the Amazon basin...run counter to advice from experts at the World Commission on Dams (WCD)...who say dams should be avoided in areas rich in species -- like the Amazon...There is a plan to build...

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