A Brazilian judge has blocked plans to build a huge hydro-electric dam in the Amazon rainforest because of environmental concerns.
Although we should all take a moment to celebrate this decision, no one can let their guard down and believe this is the end of this project. Belo Monte has been a dream of the Brazilian government since the dictatorship in the 70's (apparently, no one is upset that a project created by a dictatorial and repressive regime over 3 decades ago is being embraced by a "progressive" and "liberal" government whose leaders were tortured under said military dictatorship - I digress). However, albeit brief, it is indeed good news.
Here's the caption underneath the photo posted in the BBC article
"The ruling follows protests by local indigenous groups"
Congratulations to all involved on that day of protest, it was a honour to film your work, dedication and spirit. Let's hope this nail in the project's coffin is strong enough to keep it sealed.
Here's the video from that day.