The Greek myth of Damocles can be used to represent the situation of Porto Velho city, in Brazil, located immediately below the Santo Antonio dam on the Madeira River. Porto Velho thus is under an ongoing risk.
March 22, 2016
Over a hundred Mundurukú indigenous, among them leaders, warriors and children, came to a point on the Tapajos river, which they consider sacred, to pass a message to the world: “Stop the dams. Keep the Tapajós river alive.”
March 9, 2016
Porto Velho is at risk by the existence of the Jirau and Santo Antônio dams, Madeira upriver. If the first breaks down, the wall of water that would cascade down the river would immediately break the Santo Antonio dam as well.
March 26, 2014
Reports and documents produced by Brazilian and Bolivian experts, warned of the impacts that both hydroelectric power would produce.