Brazil approves Belo Monte hydroelectric dam

Guardian: Members of the Caiapo's tribe dance during a protest in front of the National Congress in Brasilia against the construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in the Amazonian Xingu river. Brazil's environment agency gave its definitive approval on Wednesday for construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, a controversial $17bn (£10bn) project in the Amazon that has drawn criticism from native Indians and conservationists. The regulator, Ibama, issued licenses to the consortium in charge......

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