The election in Brazil is over. Dilma Roussef has won. For the first time in Brazilian history, a leftist woman will be President of the Republic.
But progressive leaders of the Amazon are far from celebrating. In fact, they are in the process of launching nine lawsuits against her, in an attempt to stop one of her signature projects, a dam on the Xingu River that would put an end to their lives as they know them. Full Story »