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Title: Will Brazil's Belo Monte dam get the green light?
Author: Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor
Subject: Latin America
Brazil
Belo Monte
renewable
energy
dam
hydropower
hydro project
indigenous
prior consultation
Xingu River
human rights
legal action
lawsuit
stakeholders
Abstract: A Brazilian federal appeals court on Aug. 14 ordered a halt to construction on the controversial Belo Monte dam until indigenous groups are properly consulted, The Guardian reported. However, on Monday, the Supreme Court issued a preliminary ruling that allowed for work on the project to resume. How significant is the charge that the consultation process was not properly followed? Will local groups be able to reach an agreement with developers and the government, which argue that the project is necessary to meet the country's growing energy demand? How could the consultation processes be improved to avoid similar conflicts both in Brazil and other countries, including Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia?
Date: 2012-08-27
Publisher: Inter-American Dialogue
Citation: Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin American Energy Advisor, August 27-31, 2012; pp. 1, 4, 6.
Description: Article re-posted as a PDF document with permission from the publisher as part of an Institutional Repository collection to aggregate material on Latin American energy policy, regulation, dialogue, white papers, reports, and educational materials.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1928/21172
Available at: http://www.thedialogue.org


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