Global Insider: Brazil's Belo Monte Dam

By The Editors, on , Global Insider

On June 1, Brazil approved the construction of the controversial Belo Monte dam, a hydroelectric project in the Amazon rain forest. In an email interview, Kathryn Hochstetler, the CIGI Chair of Governance in the Americas at the University of Waterloo's Balsillie School of International Affairs, discussed the Belo Monte dam.

WPR: What is the background of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam project, and what are the opposing arguments for and against the dam? ...

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