Understand the context that allowed the Ibama decision to cancel the largest hydroelectric plan in Brazil[:]
Honduras just reported the murder of another environmental leader, Lesbia Urquía; while Brazil recently lost the activist Nilce de Souza Magalhães.
In the film there are testimonies of people who suffered human rights violations, in addition to unemployment, and forced eviction without compensation of families whose areas were flooded by the dams.
Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society warns that the construction of a series of hydroelectric dams could affect 30 million people in the Amazon.
The Monitoring Andean Amazon Project presents a new map describing the loss of forest. More than 36,100 hectares of forest have been lost because of flooding by dams, especially the Jirau dam.
The Brazilian development bank is investing heavily in a plan to build huge hydraulic dams in the Amazon and throughout South America.
Infiltrated among riparian that will be withdrawn by the hydroelectric dams in the Amazon, Arlindo buys land that will be flooded to receive compensation.
Plans for the São Luiz do Tapajós dam in Pará, Brazil, have led to increased illegal squatting and illicit timber harvesting. Homestead farmers fear for their future.
The Mamirauá Institute is developing a project to provide electricity through solar panels to dozens of Amazonian communities of fishermen and farmers.
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.