Workers ask for salary increase of 11% and other benefits. Union estimates that 27,000 workers are on strike.
September 23, 2021
The appeal signed by 300 organizations around the world addresses the COP26. According to the document, hydroelectric power plants increase greenhouse gas emissions and deplete natural resources. In the Amazon, Belo Monte deforested an area larger than the city of São Paulo. Works at 12 hydroelectric plants could lead to the deforestation of 9,500 km2 in the Tapajós river basin.
October 30, 2013
Works are suspended by order of Regional Federal Court.
February 12, 2014
A group led by China’s State Grip Corp. friday won rights to build power lines to the huge Belo Monte dam in Brazil’s Amazon.