11 April 2012

BRASIL: Dilma Bets On Building Amazon Mega-Dams For Growth.

               Long Read

      Like ex-Pres Lula da Silva...President Dilma Rousseff has continued the push for new, expensive and controversial mega dams in the Amazon...like the behemoth Belo Monte.
     She believes mega dams are necessary for Brasil's continued growth...by providing cheap and reliable electricity.
     20 are already approved for construction...with another 20 more planned.
     Many criticize flooding the rain forest...including thousands of displaced indigena.