India: A Republic Of Silence

“Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.” –Franklin D. Roosevelt I write this article as a personal appeal and in a state of alarm….


What The Belo Monte Dam Means For Brazil

Reconciling economic development, environmental sustainability and social welfare is not a simple affair. The construction of the Belo Monte Dam complex on the Xingu River, a north-flowing tributary of the Amazon in the State of Pará, is an example of this complexity. Belo Monte is one of the world’s largest hydroelectric facilities in construction and…

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