Belo Monte Dam Faces Endless Hurdles and Controversies

Inter Press Service: The Xingu river flows around small isles and islands and across rapids and waterfalls in Brazil's Amazon jungle, and has a dramatically reduced flow during dry season. Navigating it presents constant hurdles and risks. The project to build the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam along the Xingu in the northern state of ParĂ¡, in the eastern part of the rainforest, is facing a similar variety of obstacles. The opposition is not limited to the usual complaints by local environmentalists and social activists.......

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