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Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian government and its people were duped into thinking that the Belo Monte dam would solve the country's hungry growing energy needs. According to some estimates, approximately forty percent, maybe more, of the future energy produced by Belo Monte dam will be consumed by the mining industry.

There are over twenty companies with plans to mine gold, diamond and tin, including some Canadian companies, who have already been granted mining concession to begin digging in the region.

Located North of major Brazilian cities, Belo Monte will become the third largest . . .

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