Indians fishing in the Amazon

    Brazil Scraps a Dam in the Amazon. There Are Dozens of Others in the Works Though

    After the environmental permitting for the São Luiz do Tapajós, Pará, hydropower dam project ...

    A Kayapo Brazilian Indian

    Lula’s Answer to Belo Monte’s Friendly Fire: We Can Do It Alone

    Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva declared that the Belo Monte power plant ...

    Brazilian contractor group Odebrecht

    Brazil’s Big Contractors Looking for a Bigger Slice of Belo Monte’s Action

    A sweetheart deal? Maybe. After all, the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) will ante up ...

    Belo Monte dam

    Brazil’s Backstage Efforts to Push Belo Monte Through

    Following judicial battles that left at least two court injunctions overturned, the April 20 ...

    Belo Monte

    Lawsuits Won’t Stop Brazil from Building World’s Third Largest Hydroelectric Plant

    Despite nasty court battles started by Indians, environmental activists and some of its own ...

    Minister Carlos Minc of Environment in Brazil

    Despite Indians and Greens Opposition Brazil Goes Ahead with Amazon Dam

    The Brazilian government has given the go-ahead to a controversial project to build a ...

    Itaipu, Brazilian hydroelectric plant

    Brazil to Help Peru Build Five Hydroelectric Plants in the Amazon

    The Brazilian government hopes to reach an agreement with Peru by March on a ...

    Brazilian hydroelectric of Tucuruí

    Energy Hungry Brazil to Spend US$ 15 Billion for 5 New Hydroelectric Plants

    Energy-short Brazil needs to increase its power capacity by 50% in a decade, so ...

    Madeira river in the Amazon

    Green Groups Take Brazil to Court for Approving Amazon Dam

    The Environment minister from Brazil, Carlos Minc, announced he had granted a license for ...

    Brazil's Itaipu hydroelectric plant

    Brazil at a Crossroad on How to Deal with Current Energy Crisis

    Brazil's current "energy crisis" should extend for "at least another four years," according to ...