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Local Alliance Renews Occupation of Belo Monte Dam in Brazil

Amazon Watch: Yesterday some 120 indigenous demonstrators from the Xipaia, Kuruaia, Parakan√£, Arara, Juruna and Assurini peoples united with a group of fishermen who have maintained a steadfast 24-day occupation of the Belo Monte dam's main work camp on the Xingu River in protest of the Norte Energia dam-building consortium's imminent plans to definitively dam the Amazon's Xingu River. The renewed occupation of the project's earthen cofferdams paralyzed construction works, while indigenous protestors seized the...