Latest Belo Monte Dam Stories

2011-02-08 15:01:00

BRASILIA, Brazil, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over half a million people, most of them Brazilians, are calling on newly elected President Dilma to halt plans to construct the Belo Monte Dam.

2010-11-17 10:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AVATAR creator James Cameron's short new documentary "A Message from Pandora," casts a timely spotlight on an epic battle to stop the massive Belo Monte Dam in the heart of Brazil's Amazon Rainforest.

2010-08-27 15:34:00

"A Message From Pandora" Tells the Story of the Battle to Stop the Belo Monte Dam in the Amazon Watch a 3-min Trailer on Avatar's Movie website or on www.messagefrompandora.org LOS ANGELES, Aug.

2010-04-28 07:05:00

NEW YORK, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Actress Sigourney Weaver joins dozens of indigenous leaders from around the world who are participants of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to peacefully protest in front of the Brazilian Permanent Mission to the United Nations on Wednesday, April 28 at 1:30 pm.

2010-04-20 14:37:00

Massive Protests Underway Today in Nine Cities in Brazil BRASILIA, Brazil, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's bidding process for the controversial Belo Monte Dam project was marked by protests and confusion as a second injunction issued late yesterday suspended the dam auction overnight, throwing the bidding process into a state of chaos just minutes before it was set to begin.

2010-02-01 14:38:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmentalists, indigenous people, and social movements in Brazil condemned today's news that an environmental license was issued by the Brazilian environmental agency (IBAMA) for the Belo Monte Hydroelectric Dam.

2008-06-14 03:00:17

By Rocha, Jan BRAZIL A flamboyant left-wing ecologist, Carlos Mine, has replaced Marina Silva as Brazil's environment minister.

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