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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 Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, is scheduled to sign a decree on Monday, April 20th, demarking three areas of land in the Northern region of Brazil as indigenous lands,...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Indigenous activists have occupied a number of ranches in Mato Grosso do Sul state, located in Brazil’s Center-West region, in a long-running dispute over territory they consider their ancestral homelands....
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...
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 – The +Unidos Group (or “Mais Unidos” meaning “more united”) is already known for its international development work with disadvantaged Brazilians, but the group will now be helping preserve biodiversity in...
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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