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Cacique Raoni arrives to support the Munduruku Indians fight against the Belo Monte dam in Brasilia

Source: Reuters - Wed, 12 Jun 2013 22:53 PM
Author: Reuters
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Cacique Raoni Metuktire (R), chief of the Kayapo Indian tribe south of the Amazon Basin, is greeted by Munduruku Indians who are occupying for the second day the headquarters of Brazil's Indian affairs agency, known as FUNAI, in Brasilia June 12, 2013. Cacique Raoni, an international symbol of the fight to preserve the Amazon rainforest, arrived in Brasilia to support the Munduruku's fight against the construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric plant on the Xingu, Teles Pires and Tapajos rivers, a huge project aimed at feeding Brazil's fast-growing demand for electricity. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)

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