Occupation Ends At Amazon Belo Monte Dam Site

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BBC News 2011-10-28: Hundreds of campaigners have
occupied the construction site of the Belo Monte dam project in the
Brazilian Amazon. They are demanding that work on the multi-billion
dollar dam be stopped, arguing that it would displace thousands of indigenous
people and damage the environment. The protesters, many of them members of indigenous groups, said
they would stay at the site indefinitely. The government says the project is
crucial to meeting energy needs…. more »

~ by narhvalur on October 28, 2011.

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