Violent protests delay destructive Amazon dams

Rainforest News: The construction of the Madeira dams in the Brazilian Amazon has been delayed, following violent protests at the Jirau dam site last week. According to Survival, construction workers set fire to buildings and more than 40 buses at the site, and ransacked shops and cash-points, in protest against low pay and bad working conditions. The protests brought the dam construction to a stand still. The Jirau and Santo Antonio dams, part of the Madeira River hydroelectric complex, will damage vast areas......

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