Lula Contemplates his Navel

Lula Points to his Navel
Lula Points to his Navel Archive As Obama has said, "Lula's the man." So, all ears tuned in on Lula the other day in Londrina, Paraná when he spoke of his role in achieving the licensing of the Madeira River dams. What follows is a direct transcript of Lula's words of wisdom, with the help of a translator to more clearly elucidate his technical arguments: " So I think that today we no longer should no longer discuss these themes ideologically, and we should instead sit around the table and discuss how we can make them (the projects) better...I remember it as if it

Introduction and Article "The Madeira Hydroelectric and Hidrovia project – Cornerstone of IIRSA"

Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Article on the history of the Madeira River complex, and the Brazilian government´s efforts to gain approval for the project, no matter what the cost.

Águas Turvas: Alertas sobre as Conseqüências de Barrar o Maior Afluente do Amazonas

Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Águas Turvas: Conseqüências de Barrar o Maior Afluente do Amazonas analise o projeto hidrelétrico e hidroviário do rio Madeira, na Amazônia Brasileira. Através de artigos sobre a história do projeto, hidrologia e sedimentação, peixes e pesca, mercúrio, e impactos sócio-econômicos, o livro é uma ferramenta importante para comunidades, ativistas, jornalistas, e outros, inclusive as autoridades para aprofundar o seu entendimento de questões chaves afetando o projeto, e também as implicações potenciais da sua construção.

"Muddy Waters" Executive Summary

Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Muddy Waters: Impacts of Damming the Amazon's Principal TributaryPrefaceThe articles in this book are intended to serve as a tool for those who seek to better understand the Madeira River hydroelectric and industrial waterway complex (hidrovia), its history, and its implications for the Amazon region. The initiative to publish this book came from the non-governmental organization Bank Information Center, headquartered in Washington DC, as part of the studies on the projects of greatest impact in the Initiative for the Integration of South American Regional Infrastructure (IIRSA) for its BICECA
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