Very good news, even if only temporary: Brazil judge halts work on Belo Monte Amazon dam
A judge in Brazil has ordered a halt to construction of a multi-billion-dollar dam project in the Amazon region.
Judge Carlos Castro Martins barred any work that would interfere with the natural flow of the Xingu river.
He ruled in favour of a fisheries group which argued that the Belo Monte dam would affect local fish stocks and could harm indigenous families who make a living from fishing.
The government says the dam is crucial to meeting growing energy needs.
Judge Martins barred the Norte Energia company behind the project from “building a port, using explosives, installing dikes, building canals and any other infrastructure work that would interfere with the natural flow of the Xingu river, thereby affecting local fish stocks”.
More at BBC.
Bad news, very well reported (full documentary debuts tomorrow — Thursday — at 8pm):
More at The Guardian.
And another very interesting video — about the immigrant experience in São Paulo — that I first saw today. I like this method of telling stories: