The federal court rejected the prosecutor’s request to suspend construction, and did the same for a request for compensation to indigenous from Volta Grande do Xingu.
March 13, 2014
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.
February 28, 2014
Series of photos by Taylor Weidman show what life is like for people who live around the construction site of the Belo Monte dam in Brazil.
November 13, 2020
Exclusive survey reveals 145 requests filed with the National Mining Agency as of November 3, the highest number in 24 years. A bill presented by President Bolsonaro would legalize activities currently prohibited by the Constitution. Image: operation against illegal mining in TI Kayapó, in 2017. Photo: Felipe Werneck/InfoAmazonia.