Faces of the Lost: Photos from Brazil’s Controversial Belo Monte Dam
- June 27, 2012
- Mario Tama
Belo Monte will be the world's third-largest hydroelectric project and will displace up to 20,000 people while diverting the Xingu River and flooding as much as 230 square miles of rainforest. The controversial project is one of around 60 hydroelectric projects Brazil has planned in the Amazon to generate electricity for its rapidly expanding economy – and one that has generated an enormous amount of criticism.