The Belo Monte Dam controversy

This article discusses the controversial Belo Monte Dam located in Brazil on the Xingu River. The Dam is supposed to bring a large amount of hydroelectric energy to the country, as Brazil has a growing economy and is in desperate need for more power. What makes this dam so controversial is that with its construction many indigenous people will be displaced. The article says that 20,000 people have been displaced, however they estimate that it may be as high as 50,000 people. Despite Brazils need for more power to grow economically is it really worth it if it results in tens of thousands of people losing their homes?