Belo Monte Dam
by jason lopez
why people want dam
The dam would provide an estimated 18,700 direct jobs, with an additional 25,000 indirect jobs.
why people are opposed
The dam will displace over 20,000 people, Diversion canals will reduce the flow of the Xingu river by 80% in the area known as the volta grande (''Big Bend'') where the territories of 18 ethnic groups are located, including the juruna and Arara people.