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Rights group urges halt to Brazil dam in Amazon

Associated Press: The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is urging Brazil's government to halt work on a massive hydroelectric dam in the heart of the Amazon rain forest until it deals with concerns of the region's residents. The commission's April 1 cautionary message said Brazil should stop the Belo Monte dam's licensing process until its developers consult with indigenous groups and other people in a culturally adequate way, give them access to environmental impact reports and adopt measures meant to...