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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian minister in charge of political relations in the Bolsonaro’s Administration with Congress, General Santos Cruz, and National Indigenous Foundation (Funai) President, Franklimberg de Freitas, are scheduled to visit...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Less than two months after starting partial operations, the operator of Belo Monte Hydroelectric, Norte Energia, has been ordered to pay R$15 million for moral damages caused to the population...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - The federal government said Monday it would not negotiate with indigenous groups which on Tuesday entered their sixth day of occupying the controversial Belo Monte dam construction site. In the inflammatory...
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...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – The Supremo Tribunal Federal (Supreme Court, STF) on Monday declared that work could resume on the controversial Belo Monte dam, overturning a lower court’s decision to suspend construction earlier this month. The...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – A federal appeals court has ordered construction to stop on the controversial Belo Monte dam, citing insufficient consultation with local indigenous communities. Brazil's Regional Federal Court ruled last Tuesday that the...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Around 300 native Indians staged a protest in Altamira, in Brazil’s northern state of Pará, yesterday, against the building of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam on the Xingu River,...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In just over a month, the UN’s biggest ever international event on sustainable development, Rio+20, is set to bring together global leaders in Brazil to agree on specific goals...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last Thursday around 500 people, including activists, indigenous leaders, fishermen and local residents, gathered to stage a peaceful protest at the site of the Belo Monte Hydroelectric...

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