15 Aug '12, 7pm

Belo Monte mega-dam halted again by high Brazilian court, appeal likely but difficult

Indigenous tribes end occupation of Belo Monte (07/12/2012) After occupying the construction site of the massive Belo Monte dam for 21 days, some 300 indigenous people have left and gone home. The representatives from nine Amazonian tribes abandoned their occupation after two days of meeting with the dam's builder, the Norte Energia consortium. Indigenous leaders demand suspension of Belo Monte dam (07/10/2012) Indigenous leaders from six Amazon tribes have asked the Brazilian government to immediately suspend the installation license for the controversial Belo Monte dam, reports Amazon Watch , an activist group that is campaigning against the project. Brazil’s environmental leadership at risk, warn scientists (06/26/2012) The Brazilian government is putting its global environmental leadership at risk by ignoring scientific concern on large infrastructure projects and chan...

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