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Amazon Indians from different tribes hold a meeting among themselves to discuss a government proposal at the Belo Monte dam site in Vitoria do Xingu

Source: Reuters - Thu, 9 May 2013 03:24 AM
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Amazon Indians from different tribes hold a meeting among themselves to discuss a government proposal to end their occupation of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam construction site, in the construction office at the dam in Vitoria do Xingu, near Altamira in Para State, May 8, 2013. Indians from the Munduruku, Juruna, Kayapo, Xipaya, Kuruaya, Asurini, Parakana and Arara tribes have paralyzed for the past seven days the construction of the dam, projected to become the world's third largest in energy production, and that they oppose for its impact on the environment and their livelihoods. The government sent a proposal for a negotiated settlement on the demands of the Indians, who responded that they are open to dialogue but need more time to study the proposal. The sign on the door reads, "Meeting room. Belo Monte." REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

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