About Secret History

Commentary on Latin America.
Mostly about Mexico - but not always.
Designed to encourage readers to learn about
the apparently "secret history" of 500 million people
spread across two continents
- but not always.
You can always count on a little snark.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Catholics to Lula: Damn the Dam

The Brazilian Catholic Church has condemned the approval of the resurrected Belo Monte reservoir project that would create the third largest hydroelectric project in the world, wiping out one city of 110,000 people and destroying numerous indigenous reserves. On this project the church has aligned itself with environmentalists and NGOs, some of whom would prefer to not see the Catholic Church's missionary efforts among the indigenous of the Amazon.

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