Belo Monte hydroelectric dam construction work begins

Guardian: With most Brazilian eyes firmly fixed on the country's annual carnival, construction work officially started this week on the controversial Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in the Amazon. In a blog post, the company leading the dam project, Norte Energia, announced that infrastructure work on roads that will provide access to the region started on Monday morning. A photograph showed lorries and a yellow road-roller moving on to the site. The £7bn Belo Monte dam on the Amazon's Xingu river is scheduled......

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