Brazil: Please stop Xingu dam, Amazonian Indians plead at summit

Agence France-Presse: Amazonian chief Raoni on Thursday implored the UN environment summit here to halt a $13-billion dam being built in one of the world's last bastions of wildlife. "I want to ask the whole world to respect the indigenous peoples, to leave us in peace... without dams," the 82-year-old chief of the Kayapo tribe, bedecked with bright yellow and black feathers, told AFP. The chief became known worldwide in the 1980s for teaming up with British rock star Sting for his defense of the rights of indigenous......

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