Dam Spells Hope and Fear for Small Jungle Town

Inter Press Service: Arturo Sánchez, 72 years old and nearly blind, dreams of bringing ecotourism to Cachuela Esperanza, a Bolivian town of 1,336 people on the Beni river, and hopes the construction of a huge hydroelectric dam will give a boost to his dreams. Fourteen years living in Brazil, where he worked as a skilled quality control technician in the automobile and steel industries on the outskirts of São Paulo, and seven years as a head cook in the United States make him an unusual resident of this small town......

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