Brazil is one of the world’s biggest producers of hydroelectric energy, alongside China, Canada and the United States. Big dam projects are necessary for the growing demand of a country in continuous economic growth. These enormous construction sites carry heavy environmental and social consequences, as the populations located around them are feared to risk flooding as a result of the construction of the dams. Among these programs, the Irapé Dam, on the Jequitinhonha river, involved the relocation of the inhabitants of 42 communities.
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