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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Brazil’s Backstage Efforts to Push Belo Monte Through

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...