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Brazil court approves building of Amazon dam

Thursday 10 November 2011

Contentious Belo Monte dam project in the north to proceed without additional consulation with indigenous communities.

A Brazilian court has said that construction of one the world’s largest hydroelectric dams can proceed without additional
consultation with indigenous communities in the region, despite a mass movement opposed to the project.

Federal prosecutors had filed a motion calling for suspension of construction of the Belo Monte dam in the northern state of Para until indigenous groups were consulted and given access to environmental impact reports.


Source: Al Jazeera

Photo courtesy of International Rivers,