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Young Muratu Juruna village, in Volta Grande do Xingu. The Indians use the river to move around until the city of Altamira. The area where the river flow will decrease to allow the construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric and will hinder navigation, one of the reasons indigenous protests. Belo Monte is one of about 60 hydroelectric projects that the Brazilian government has planned for the  Amazon in order to generate electricity for the your economy expanding, ie basically for industries. In other side, environmentalists and indigenous groups oppose the dam. According to them, the Brazilian Amazon, which houses 60% of the largest forest in the world, is threatened by the rapid development of the country..Considered the most important work of the Growth Acceleration Program (PAC) of the federal government, works of Belo Monte consumed so far R$ 5 billion, which represents only 20% of its budget, which is expected to reach R$ 26 billion until the beginning of plant operation in 2015 and already causes serious social and environmental impacts in the city of Altamira besides the increasing migratory flows in search of employment in the construction
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Belo Monte
Young Muratu Juruna village, in Volta Grande do Xingu. The Indians use the river to move around until the city of Altamira. The area where the river flow will decrease to allow the construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric and will hinder navigation, one of the reasons indigenous protests. Belo Monte is one of about 60 hydroelectric projects that the Brazilian government has planned for the Amazon in order to generate electricity for the your economy expanding, ie basically for...
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