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.
May 20, 2016
With advancement of impeachment, president accelerated the schedule to promote projects of its mandate, including the controversial dam
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.
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.