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Belo Monte Dam: Not Just a Threat to the Environment

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Belo Monte Dam: Not Just a Threat to the Environment

Located in the Brazilian state of Pará, the Belo Monte Dam is a hydroelectric dam that Brazilian government is constructing along the Xingu River. Once completed, it will be among the three largest dams in the world. This project demands the attention of the international community, as it constitutes not only a threat to the environment but also to the Xingu natives, the indigenous population who live near the river. If the construction continues, the livelihood and culture of the Xingu people may be at stake.

This report was prepared by Stacey Berger, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs.
To read the full analysis, click here.

Paraguay's Haunting History

This article is part of a series published in Fair Observer on Lugo's impeachment and Paraguayan democracy. It is published by COHA in modified form with the permission of the author.

This report was prepared by Trevor Cohen, Senior Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs.
To read the full analysis, click here.

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Monday, July 23rd, 2012 | Research Memorandum 12.49

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