Kenneth Rapoza – Forbes, 10/14/2012
Brazil’s Pandora dam melodrama is at it again. Globo should turn this beast into a novela, for God’s sake.
Around 100 indigenous people from a handful of tribes in the Brazilian Amazon might have just shot themselves in their collective foot this weekend, though.
They have be trying to block the construction of what will become the world’s third largest hydroelectric power station after China’s Three Gorges and Brazil’s Itaipu. That is, if this dam ever sees the light of day.
For now, the dam, known officially as Belo Monte, is nothing but fallen trees and an earthen dam. And that earthen dam has a gaping hole in it, carved out by protestors in late June.