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  • Houses of palafita the banks of the creek Altamira, in the town of Altamira in Para state where be built the third largest hydroelectric World. 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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  • Dona Maria Leao, fisher, trader in Aparecida neighborhood, bordering the stream Altamira region's central city of Altamira, in the state of Pará is being built where the world's third largest hydroelectric.. 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 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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  • Indians Arara walk in one of the dams on the Xingu. They occupied the construction site for 21 days in protest against the construction of Belo Monte hydroelectric. 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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  • Construction site of the Belo Monte hydroelectric, ha 50 km from the city of Altamira. Works were paralyzed in mid-August but a judicial decision gave continuity of works, under protests from environmentalists, indigenous and fishermen. 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 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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  • Construction site of the Belo Monte hydroelectric, ha 50 km from the city of Altamira. Works were paralyzed in mid-August but a judicial decision gave continuity of works, under protests from environmentalists, indigenous and fishermen. 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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  • Indigenous  Munduruku during event organized by the communities that will be affected with the construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric held in the town of Santo Antonio. 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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  • 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 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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  • Leoncio Arara, leader in Indigenous Land of the Volta Grande do Xingu cleaner a fish in the banks of the Xingu River . 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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  • Fisherman casts net in search of fish in the river Xingu in the city of Altamira in the state of Pará where be built where the third largest hydroelectric World. 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 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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  • Sebastiao Pereira dos Santos, a farmer cocoa producer in  owned a farm in the Transamazonica Km 27, near the Volta Grande do Xingu, was threatened by officials of the Norte Energia, the company responsible for the construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric, to exit  their land. 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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  • Sebastiao Pereira dos Santos, a farmer cocoa producer in  owned a farm in the Transamazonica Km 27, near the Volta Grande do Xingu, was threatened by officials of the Norte Energia, the company responsible for the construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric, to exit  their land. 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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  • Movement in the market in the city of Altamira where is being built the third largest hydroelectric world. With the start of the work, the food products suffered  high  consumer prices due to uncertainty of smallholders. 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 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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  • Movement in the market in the city of Altamira where is being built the third largest hydroelectric world. With the start of the work, the food products suffered  high  consumer prices due to uncertainty of smallholders. 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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  • Typical straw house in Arara Indigenous Land of the 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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  • Lidia Ferreira da Costa, 42, she is illiterate. She lives in a neighborhood known as Invasao dos Padres (invasion of the priest), predominantly with blockhouse that houses will be removed due to construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric. 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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  • Lidia Ferreira da Costa, 42 old years, she is illiterate. She lives in a neighborhood known as Invasao dos Padres (invasion of the priest), predominantly with blockhouse that houses will be removed due to construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric. 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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  • Santana Gomes da Silva, 56 old years. She lives in a neighborhood known as Invasion of the Fathers, predominantly with blockhouse that houses will be removed due to construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric. 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 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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  • People work in collecting recyclable material in the landfill of the city of Altamira. The city suffers a wave migratoria in search of employment in the construction of hydroelectric but still not solved the problem of lack of employment for the poorest residents. 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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  • Construction site of the Belo Monte hydroelectric, ha 50 km from the city of Altamira. Works were paralyzed in mid-August but a judicial decision gave continuity of works, under protests from environmentalists, indigenous and fishermen. 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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