New Rights Challenge to Belo Monte Dam in Brazil

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Mouth of the Amazon, Atlantic Ocean. Image source: NASA

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For the first time in the long drawn-out struggle between indigenous peoples living in the XingĂș river basin and the Brazilian government, the underdogs have won the support of a sizeable ally. In a letter addressed to the state of Brazil, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) officially requested it “immediately suspend the licensing process for the Belo Monte hydroelectric plant project”…

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