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Indians unite

, May 9, 2013

Amazon Indians from different tribes hold a march to demonstrate their unity before delivering their response to a government proposal to end their occupation of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam construction site, in Vitoria do Xingu, near Altamira in Para State. Indians from the Munduruku, Juruna, Kayapo, Xipaya, Kuruaya, Asurini, Parakana and Arara tribes have paralysed for the past seven days the construction of the dam, projected to become the world's third largest in energy production, and that they oppose for its impact on the environment and their livelihoods. The government sent a proposal for a negotiated settlement on the demands of the Indians, who responded that they are open to dialogue but need more time to study the proposal. - Reuters/Lunae Parracho




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