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Brazil: Judge Orders Halt to Belo Monte Dam

Categories: Latin America, Brazil, Citizen Media, Development, Environment, Indigenous

Brazilian judge Souza Prudente ordered halt to the construction of the controversial Belo Monte [1] dam, in Altamira, state of Pará, on August 13, 2012, reports [2] [pt] independent researcher Telma Monteiro on her blog. Netizens’ reactions on Twitter are being shared under the hashtag #BeloMonte [3].