A federal court froze the work because it lacks the necessary congressional approval to be built on indigenous land.
August 14, 2012
Brazilian Federal Regional Court determined the immediate suspension of the works in Belo Monte hydroelectric, in Para state, under penalty of a daily fine of nearly $ 250 000.
August 15, 2012
President of the Federal Court overturned the earlier decision that prevented the continuation of the works of construction of the dam.
August 16, 2012
Again, the construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric plant in the Brazilian Amazon was stopped because, according to the Federal Court of the First Region of the country, did not respect the Constitution and the ILO Convention 169