Monday, November 30, 2009

Preservation and development clash in Brazilian Amazonia

Indigenous women protest against the construction of the Belo Monte hydropower dam

In the Xingu region, indigenous communities are getting their war paint ready: they are furious about Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's decision to build a controversial hydroelectric plant in the area.

[Photograph by: Andre Penner/AP]

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