Mitigating Impacts of Progress in Amazon Jungle

Inter Press Service: "We want real compensation," said Luis Nascimento de Freitas, a fisherman from Vila Teotonio, a ramshackle town on the banks of the Madeira River that will be flooded when the Santo Antonio hydroelectric plant is completed. The consortium that built the dam is offering better housing to the relocated families, or a lump sum in cash, he acknowledged. But he complained that they will not receive sufficient indemnification for "the loss of our sources of income," which are fishing and tourism. "We......

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