Belo Monte Protests as Rio+20 Starts: Daily

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, including cutting through part of the dam and gathering in formation to spell out “Pare Belo Monte” (“Stop Belo Monte”), which was clearly visible from the air.

In a show of defiance and protest at the . . .

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