The negotiation between the Alcoa multinational and western riparians of state of Pará generated an unprecedented agreement by “loss and damage”, but there are still doubts about the viability of the model.
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An investigation on how large enterprises are changing the face of the Amazon region and the lives of its inhabitants. The news team of the Public Agency (Agência Pública) for Investigative Journalism went to three regions of the Amazon to understand the new wave of developmentalism. Between the months of July and October 2012, they traveled the mining pole in Maraba (PA), the Tapajós River Basin, and Porto Velho and the dams of the Madeira river.
Beyond discussions on hydropower, the Tapajós river lives on mining issues – legal or illegal – and the expansion of agribusiness.
This video presents the second report in the series Public Amazonia on the hydroelectric project in the Tapajós River.
The video shows the second article in the series Amazonia Pública, about hydroelectrics on Madeira River: http://apublica.org/amazoniapublica/madeira
Protagonists of strikes that gained national prominence, the workers who build the plants in Rondônia still living under pressure and risk of accidents.
While companies fight to extract maximum energy from the Madeira River, the local population is at the mercy of the complex consequences of the works.
Waves swallow homes, fishes appear dead, while fishermen suffer from hunger. The Santo Antonio hydroelectric changed the river and life in Rondonia.
In the midst of works in Rondonia, thousands of men and women meet and grow apart, and the money disappears with the same speed that comes mixed with sex, violence and lack of public agencies.
Learn more about the industries that would bring development to the Amazon, but eventually associated with illegal deforestation and slave labor generation.