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    Mrs. Dilma, the president of Brazil, has given her approval for the construction of an enormous hydroelectric central (the world's third largest one).

    This means the death sentence for ALL the tribes living at the shores of the river because the barrage will flood more or less 400 000 hectares of the forest.

    More than 40 000 natives will have to find other living surroundings where they will be able to survive.

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    The human cost of Brazil's energy policy

    Jan. 23, 2013

    Insisting that its policy of generating electricity from hydropower is emissions-free, Brazil is facing opposition from river communities threatened by its expansion. But is hydro really a green option?

    More: http://wwwp.dailyclimate.org/tdc-new...ropower-energy

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