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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Federal highway police officers protecting a convoy transporting uranium to one of Brazil's nuclear plants in Angra dos Reis engaged in a gunfight with armed hostiles who shot at the...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With the truckers' strike currently gripping Brazil reaching its seventh day, over the weekend, Mayor of Angra dos Reis, Fernando Jordão, declared a state of emergency for the city. "I...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Brazilian government has restarted discussions about the installation of new nuclear reactors in the country to help relieve the nation’s strained energy supplies. Also Brazil is examining...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – During 2011 Brazil’s two nuclear power plants generated 15,644,251 megawatt hours (MWh) setting new national records, said Eletronuclear, a subsidiary of the Brazilian energy giant Eletrobras. The...
Map of the Belo Monte Dam complex and affected area.

Dam Energy

Editorial RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Belo Monte Dam made international headlines again this week as a protest caught the attention of media outlets and rallied opposition to the controversial program. The dam project falls under the heading...
By Patricia Maresch, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Japanese Consulate in Rio de Janeiro opened their phone lines for people seeking information about the devastation in Japan after the earthquake and tsunami. So far, mostly Brazilian journalists...
By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil is the world's tenth largest consumer of energy, and nuclear energy accounts for a little more than three percent of the country's electricity. Brazil's energy policy has long been based...
By Jaylan Boyle, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva arrived in Jerusalem last Sunday, the first time the country's head of state has visited Israel. While warm words of bilateral cooperation and...
By Jaylan Boyle, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - A second Brazilian power station is to be built in the northeast of the country, at an as yet undisclosed location close to the coastline between the cities of Recife and...

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