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.
Jason Dormady is currently an associate professor of history at Central Washington University where he teaches courses on Mexico, general Latin American topics, world history, and religion in Latin America. He is also a member of the CWU Latin@ and Latin American Studies program faculty. You can read about my research interests at Academia.
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