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The Olympics were never a green boost for Rio 

Despite little happening in Rio, the Munduruku people in the Amazon home picked up an important victory.


The 4. On August, the Brazilian Environment Directorate Ibama rejected the application that would have opened for the construction of a new giant hydroelectric power plant on the Tapajós River in the state of Pará. The following day, all the world's eyes were on Brazil and the opening ceremony of the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics. Rainforest conservation and the environment were central to the colorful ceremony, but it can still not be said that this year's Olympic summer games provided some green gain to Brazil.

In the Amazon, thousands of kilometers further north, it was the corrupt and state-controlled company Eletrobras that wanted to dam the Tapajós River and build a plant with a capacity of 8000 MW of electricity. In comparison, Norway's largest hydropower plant Tonstad power plant in Sirdal in Vest-Agder produces 960 MW, while the world's third largest hydropower plant, Belo Monte, which is also located in the state of Pará, has a capacity of 11 MW of electricity.

Forced relocation. The areas around the Tapajós River were once called Mundurukania, and this was the Munduruku people. . .

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