With advancement of impeachment, president accelerated the schedule to promote projects of its mandate, including the controversial dam
Hydroelectric dam Belo Monte on the Xingu river, Brazil, began to operate
May 25, 2016
The first turbine of the Belo Monte dam began to operate in pre-operational phase. It happened just over five years after the start of construction of the plant, projected to be the fourth largest in the world.
Belo Monte dam flooded 500 families not recognized as affected
March 11, 2016
After a heavy rain day in Altamira, Brazil, more than 500 families in the Jardim Independente neighborhood had their community flooded. Families report that the lake’s dam is directly impacting the flow of rainwater.
Report from the Amazon: Altamira, a city transformed by the Belo Monte dam
March 10, 2016
Where rainforest stood, Amazon basin boom towns spring up to house workers building dams, roads, transmission lines and other infrastructure — cities like Altamira lack basic sanitation and have high crime rates.