The world’s third largest hydroelectric dam is currently being built in the Amazon of Brazil. For the government, Belo Monte is a necessity. For roughly 20,000 people living in the Altamira region of Para State, it is the end of life as they knew it.
August 27, 2014
The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) granted a license to install the Hydroelectric Plant of São Manoel, planned at the Teles Pires River, at the border between Mato Grosso and Pará.
August 30, 2014
The Ministry of Justice in Brazil extended the stay of the National Public Security Force in the region of Belo Monte, in Pará, for another six months.
December 18, 2014
Next year the Belo Monte dam will flood vast swathes of Amazon rainforest. Indian tribes living on the river have lost their fight to halt the project – now they await the floods that threaten their entire way of life.