Argument: Human rights abuses frequently accompany big dams
- Debate: Hydroelectric dams - con argument.
Patrick McCully. "Big dams, big trouble". New Internationalists. March 2003 - "Human-rights abuses regularly accompany big dams -- not just in China. In the 1980s more than 440 Guatemalans, mainly women and children, were murdered by paramilitaries because of their refusal to accept the resettlement package offered by the World Bank-funded electricity utility building the Chixoy dam."