October 29, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Brazilian Regional Federal Court for the First Region (TRF1) on Tuesday suspended construction on the Belo Monte Dam in Brazil's Amazon rain forest on grounds that environmental commitments have not been met. The decision is summarized in a statement on the court's website, detailing Judge ...[read more]
August 15, 2012
by Max Slater
A judge in Brazil ruled on Tuesday that construction on the Belo Monte Dam must stop until local indigenous communities are allowed to voice their opinions on the environmental impact of the dam. The Brazilian government declared that the dam would help make Brazil more self-sufficient in energy. ...[read more]
December 9, 2011
by Ben Klaber
JURIST Guest Columnist David Cassuto of Pace Law School says the Belo Monte project that has been embroiled in litigation for decades has gained momentum and even a sense of inevitability despite widespread protests and threats of violence from the indigenous tribes whose lands and lives are at ...[read more]
November 10, 2011
by Dan Taglioli
A Brazilian federal court ruled Wednesday that work on a dam being constructed on the Xingu River in the Amazon jungle may continue. The Federal Court of the First Region had ordered that dam construction cease until indigenous groups are consulted and given access to environmental impact reports, ...[read more]
October 17, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
JURIST Guest Columnist Pedro Sousa of Carneiro de Almeida & Pires Advogados says that the controversial Belo Monte dam proposal in northern Brazil violates the constitutional mandate to protect indigenous peoples and the environment...Social networks are undoubtedly the modern disseminators of ...[read more]
September 30, 2011
by Michael Haggerson
A Brazilian judge for the Federal Court of the First Region ruled on Thursday that work on a dam being constructed on the Xingu River in the Amazon jungle must cease. The USD $11 billion project would be the third-largest hydroelectric dam in the world. In deciding to suspend the project, the ...[read more]

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