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#StopBeloMonte UPDATE: #BeloMonte's Latest Legal Challenge – Will It Stand? #Brazil

Belo Monte's Latest Legal Challenge – Will It Stand? August 14, 2012 | Maira Irigaray Take Action Now! Join thousands of others in sending a message to FUNAI and IBAMA today. TAKE ACTION The construction of the Belo Monte Dam has been suspended again! What? Could it be true? My colleague Andrew woke me up early this morning with what could be the best news ever. I needed to confirm this news and understand it before getting too excited. I remember celebrating other court-ordered suspensions of the dam only to find out shortly after that these were overturned within a matter of days or even minutes. I just wanted to be more cautious this time before calling for celebrations. Reading the flurry of emails, I see that indeed the dam was suspended by a group of judges. I would like to acknowledge one judge in particular here, named Souza Prudente. He has a reputation for being ...

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