Judge’s ruling halts construction of the Belo Monte Hydroelectric Dam

The Belo Monte Hydroelectric dam has been causing controversy in Brazil since the initial plan inception in the 1990’s. The Brazilian government believes the dam to be critical for economic development. The dam would be built on the Xingu River in the Eastern Amazon. In 2010, federal judges halted bidding on the construction of the … Continue reading Judge’s ruling halts construction of the Belo Monte Hydroelectric Dam