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BRAZIL: PRESIDENT LUIZ INÁCIO LULA DA SILVA GOES TO BAT FOR BELO MONTE DAM PROJECT

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Title: BRAZIL: PRESIDENT LUIZ INÁCIO LULA DA SILVA GOES TO BAT FOR BELO MONTE DAM PROJECT
Author: NotiSur
Subject: environment
opposition
local
indigenous
lobby
Hollywood stars
controversial
hydroelectric
Amazon
jungle
region
Xingu River
powerhouse
Programa de Aceleracao do Crescimento
PAC
Dilma Rousseff
International Rivers
communities
James Cameron
Sigourney Weaver
displace
people
Volta Grande
Big Bend
rain forest
Norte Energia
Companhia Hidro Eletrica do San Francisco
CHESF
activist
Kayapo
multietnic encampment
policymakers
Abstract: Unfazed by entrenched environmental opposition, a threat of war by local indigenous groups, and celebrity lobbying by a handful of Hollywood stars, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is putting the pedal to the metal on a controversial hydroelectric project slated for the country's Amazon jungle region.Planned for the Xingu River, a major tributary of the Amazon River, the Belo Monte dam project promises to add a staggering 11,200 megawatts of electricity to Brazil's grid. Once completed, it would be the world's third-largest hydroelectric complex after the Three Gorges Dam in China (21,500 MW) and the 14,000-MW Itaipú dam, which Brazil shares with neighboring Paraguay.
Date: 2010-05-28
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/11650


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