A 1640 km long river in northern Brazil. It is a southeastern tributary of the Amazon and one of the largest rivers in the Amazon basin.
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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