Brazil's Belo Monte Dam

A boat navigates the Xingu River near the site where the Belo Monte dam complex is under construction in the Amazon basin on June 14, 2012 near Altamira, Brazil. 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 $16 billion project is one of around 60 hydroelectric projects Brazil has planned in the Amazon to generate electricity for its rapidly expanding economy. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Brazil's Belo Monte Dam will be the world’s third-largest hydroelectric Dam and will displace up to 20,000 and flooding as much as 230 square miles of rainforest. The controversial project is one of 60 projects Brazil has planned in the Amazon to generate electricity for its rapidly expanding economy.

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