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Peru cancels construction of Amazon dams; major setback for Brazil

Friday, June 17th 2011 - 16:33 UTC
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Peruvian environmentalists have welcomed a decision by the country's Energy Ministry to cancel the development of the 1.5GW Inambari Dam in the Amazon basin. Read full article

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  • MarkWhelan

    Now just how will the Brazillian Pollies explain the money that has already vanished into their pockets.

    Jun 17th, 2011 - 06:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British-Argentine

    Perhaps they can take instruction from British politicians. But of course such talk doesn't fit our “Latin politicians are all corrupt” world view...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom_Parliamentary_expenses_scandal

    Jun 17th, 2011 - 09:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    MarkWhelan left wing idiot, what money has already vanished? do you have any links where you can show that money was already paid to those “evil” big companies? Answer is no, you don't. Second, it was a plan to built dams in Peru with Brazilian help, but that plan is being scrapped. that's all.

    Jun 17th, 2011 - 10:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A.J.Rimmer

    @2, are you seriously comparing Uk politics spenditure to that of CKF and her cronies?? do you seriously want to travel along this route??

    Jun 18th, 2011 - 12:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard

    OK, Peru has broken a huge long-term trade contract with Brasil, her neighbour.

    This is politics.
    This is the last Peruvian Government failing to translate these national contracts into sufficient advantage to the populace affected.
    And, of course, it is xenophobia.
    It is NOT economics.

    It will cause Brasil to create more hydroelectric dams hydrologically lower down the catchment, at vastly greater cost per watt.

    It will mean that a rapidly developing energy-based Brasilian economy will (have to) ride rough-shod over environmental considerations.
    It means Dilma will find common cause with the Chilean Government who are fighting left-wing politics for Development hydroelectric schemes in Patagonia.
    My!

    It means Peru will probably have to look to eg Venezuela/China for developing future energy needs.
    Bad, bad move.

    It's a strange and convoluted world.

    Jun 19th, 2011 - 11:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ManRod

    surprising decision. I would never have expected that, considering Peru is so fancy to tighten relations with Brasil.

    Jun 20th, 2011 - 11:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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