The western portion of the state of Pará bathed by the Tapajós basin is one of the most conserved areas of Brazil. While local population and traditional people see the standing forest as a solution for sustainability and wealth, large companies and international groups see it only as an opportunity to reach great profits. Large companies, with support of the Brazilian state, plan the building of a conjunct of dams on the Tapajós basin, which may flood a surface similar to that of the city of São Paulo. It is planned to build on the Tapajós Complex hydroelectric power plants at the Cachoeira do Caí (802 MW), Jamanxim (881 MW), Cachoeira dos Patos (528 MW), Chacorão (3,336 MW), Golden Garden (227 MW) Jatoba (2,338 MW) and São Luiz do Tapajós (3,369 MW).

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Yesterday afternoon (May 25) the Federal Public Ministry (MPF) held a public audience to discuss the possible impacts of the hydro-power plant of São Luís do Tapajós. The audience...

The Public Ministry of Pará together with several organizations, including the Movement of People Affected by Dams (MAB) are holding on the May 23rd and 24th in...

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