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Amazon Indians speak to government envoy as they continue their occupation of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam construction site in Vitoria do Xingu

Source: Reuters - Sun, 5 May 2013 00:42 AM
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Amazon Indians speak to government envoy Avelino Ganzer (R) as a group of more than 200 Indians continued their occupation of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam construction site for the second day, 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. They are demanding that the Brazilian government hold prior consultations with indigenous peoples before building dams that affect their lands and livelihoods, an issue that has sparked years of protests against the Belo Monte dam. Picture taken May 3, 2013. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

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