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Indigenous people protest construction of enormous dam in Brazil's Amazon basin

Here's a wikipedia article on the tribe, the dam project, and a story about the controversy.

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A member of the Kaiapo tribe holds a poster showing a picture of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff during a protest by indigenous communities against the construction of Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in front the National Congress in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday Feb. 8, 2011. A Brazilian environmental agency has given approval for initial work to begin on a massive hydroelectric dam planned for the heart of the Amazon jungle. The 11,000-megawatt project to dam the Xingu River, which feeds the Amazon, would be the third-largest such hydroelectric project in the world. The poster reads "Stop Belo Monte" and the number 604,317 refers to the number of people they say have signed a petition against the project." (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

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Natives from the Caiapo's tribe take part in a protest in front of the National Congress in Brasilia against the construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in the Amazonian Xingu River on February 08, 2011.

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Kaiapo Indian Chief Raony has his face painted with traditional markings during a protest against the construction of Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday Feb. 8, 2011. A Brazilian environmental agency has given approval for initial work to begin on a massive hydroelectric dam planned for the heart of the Amazon jungle. The 11,000-megawatt project to dam the Xingu River, which feeds the Amazon, would be the third-largest such hydroelectric project in the world. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)