03 Jun '11, 5pm

Brazil's shame

Brazil's shame

Amazon mega-dam gets final approval (06/01/2011) Brazilian authorities gave final approval to the controversial Belo Monte dam, reports AFP. Controversial Brazilian mega-dam receives investment of $1.4 billion (05/02/2011) Brazil's most controversial mega-dam, Belo Monte, which is moving full steam ahead against massive opposition, has received an extra infusion of cash from Vale, a Brazilian-run mining company. Bill Clinton takes on Brazil's megadams, James Cameron backs tribal groups (03/28/2011) Former US President, Bill Clinton, spoke out against Brazil's megadams at the 2nd World Sustainability Forum, which was also attended by former California governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and film director, James Cameron, who has been an outspoken critic of the most famous of the controversial dams, the Belo Monte on the Xingu River. Half a million people sign petition against B...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0603-brazil_shame.html

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