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.
December 16, 2013
The largest infrastructure project in Brazil has generated a lot of controversy for its impact on the environment and indigenous peoples.
March 24, 2014
One hundred fishermen affected by the construction of the hydroelectric Belo Monte in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon blocked a stretch of the Trans-Amazon highway on Tuesday.