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EVARISTO DE ARAUJO, Christianne  and  LIMA, Roberto. Popular Resistance to the Belo Monte Hydro-Electric Plant: Collective Subjects and Socio-Environmental Claims Made to the Brazilian State. Nueva antropol [online]. 2018, vol.31, n.88, pp.95-114. ISSN 0185-0636.

Discussion shows how social movements and their allies reacted to the Belo Monte Hydro-electric Plant, under construction since 2011 in Pará, Brazil, on the xingú River, a hotspot of socio-biodiversity. More than 40,000 people were displaced from their homes to make way for the project. Various groups have demonstrated against the project and sued the State. Among these are: the indigenous movement, the xingú Alive Forever Movement, the Movement of Those Affected by Dams, The Church, and The Federal Public Ministry with 24 civic actions annulled based on the authoritarian Suspension of Security. The methodology followed provides an analysis of the discourse and Ecological Policy.

Keywords : Belo Monte Hydro-electric Plant; socio-environmental conflict; social movements.

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