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Workers employed in the construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam project cheer a group of Amazon Indians in Vitoria do Xingu

Source: Reuters - Sat, 4 May 2013 02:04 AM
Author: Reuters
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Workers employed in the construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam project cheer a group of Amazon Indians (R), who are occupying for the second day the project's main construction site in protest against the dam's construction, in Vitoria do Xingu, near Altamira in Para State, May 3, 2013. Indians from the Munduruku, Juruna, Kayapo, Xipaya, Kuruaya, Asurini, Parakana, and Arara tribes have paralyzed the construction of the dam, projected to become the world's third largest in energy production, that they oppose for its impact on the environment and their livelihoods. On the second day of protests, the Indians received the support of many of the construction laborers. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: CIVIL UNREST ENERGY ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)

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