1. Over the weekend, a group of local tribes in Brazil occupied and successfully suspended work at the Bele Monte Dam construction site. It’s the second time this month construction on the country’s largest infrastructure project (an estimated $14.4 billion) has been halted by local opposition.

    Critics of the dam are concerned it would cause evironmental damage and harm local residents’ quality of life.

    Of the country’s 48 planned dams, 30 are in the rainforest. 

    Read: In the Amazon, Natives Fight to Stop Brazil’s Next Big Dam

    [Images: Reuters]

     
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    We are all aware of Occupy Gezi, but indigenous tribes worldwide have been facing these kind of atrocities for decades,...
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