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Belo Monte Dam Suspended by Brazilian Appeals Court

Author: International Rivers, Amazon Watch & AIDA, Published on: 15 August 2012

A high-level court...suspended construction of the controversial Belo Monte Dam project on the Amazon’s Xingu River, citing overwhelming evidence that indigenous people had not been properly consulted prior to government approval of the project...The ruling means that Brazilian Congress will have to correct its previous error by organizing consultations on the project’s impacts with affected indigenous peoples of the Xingu River, especially the Juruna, Arara and Xikrin tribes...Project consortium Norte Energia...led by the parastatal energy company Eletrobras, faces a daily fine of...about US$250,000, if it does not comply with the suspension. The dam consortium is expected to appeal the decision in the Brazilian Supreme Court. [refers to Camargo Correa, Andrade Gutierrez, Odebrecht]

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Related companies: Andrade Gutierrez Consórcio Norte Energia Eletrobras Grupo Camargo Corrêa Odebrecht