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By Lucy Jordan, Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - Mercosur members including Brazil have suspended Paraguay from the South American economic alliance following Friday’s impeachment of President Fernando Lugo. They will discuss further measures at the bloc’s presidential summit this Friday...
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 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...
Map of the Belo Monte Dam complex and affected area.

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Editorial RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Belo Monte Dam made international headlines again this week as a protest caught the attention of media outlets and rallied opposition to the controversial program. The dam project falls under the heading...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – Despite fierce national and international opposition mounted over several decades and a week of last-ditch legal wrangling, the contract for the controversial Belo Monte Hydro-Electric Dam project went to...
By Mira Olson, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - The IBAMA (Brazilian Environmental Agency) issued a provisional license on February 1st to move forward with plans to build the controversial Belo Monte mega-dam in the Xingú river, a tributary of...

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