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Montevideo, September 20th 2021 - 19:55 UTC
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. Read full article
Simple power tactics using 'the poor fisherfolks' argument to screw more profit out of the scheme for key wheelers and dealers.
Everybody knows that schemes like this bring bigger new fisheries to their region. The Kariba Dam is the classic case study.
Anti-Dilma politics is the other key dimension.
The more she can be made to look authoritarian the more the buffoon Lula can be made to look like the defender of the poor (fisherman).
Unlike the present weak Russion boss - where Putin is a shoe-in for the next election, Dilma is being seen to be the new nation-builder, quietly getting on with the job a unpicking years of legislative chaos and graft. She stands a good chance of re-election unless the Lula team can bring her down with tactics such as this one.
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