It is one of 144 municipalities in the state of Pará in northern Brazil. It has an area of 161,446 square kilometers, making it the largest municipality in the country. The city with the same name currently has over 100,000 inhabitants.
The Belo Monte dispute
The Belo Monte dam, built in the planet’s most important ecosystem, the Amazon, is world’s third largest construction of this kind. Located on the river in state of Pará (northern Brazil), the dam has contributed to the destruction of 500 square kilometers of forest and farmland. For the indigenous people it meant losing water, food, […]
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