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Brazil's Supreme Court has approved the resumption of work on the controversial 13 billion dollars Belo Monte dam in the Amazon, which was stopped earlier this month after protests from indigenous groups.
A Brazilian federal court has ordered the immediate suspension of work on the controversial Belo Monte hydroelectric plant, ruling that indigenous communities were not consulted. It was set to be the world's third-largest dam.
Violent disputes over indigenous land are on the rise in Brazil, sparking heightened militancy by natives angered by broken promises of compensation and slower government registrations.
A Brazilian federal court on Wednesday rejected an appeal for suspending construction of the controversial 11 billion dollars Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in the heart of the Amazon until after indigenous people has been consulted.
Brazil will not take part in the annual meeting of the Organization of American States in Washington on Wednesday due to a dispute over a giant hydroelectric plant, said opponents of the scheme.
Brazil's environment agency gave its definitive approval Wednesday for construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, a controversial 17 billion US dollars project in the Amazon that has drawn criticism from native Indians and conservationists.
Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff decided to cut all relations with the Inter American Human Rights Court following on the CIDH decision to request that the construction of a huge dam in the Amazon be suspended, following an appeal from indigenous groups.
Brazil giant mining corporation Vale SA, in which the government has a dominating stake position, agreed to buy a stake in a controversial hydro-power project in the Amazon and invest about 2.3 billion Real (1.5 billion USD).
China plans to invest ten billion US dollars in the production, storage and transport of soybeans in Brazil to ensure the supply of the commodity of which it is the world’s main importer, according to press reports in Beijing.
Brazil has said a request to halt work on its massive hydro-electric dam in the Amazon rainforest is unjustified despite environmental concerns. Brazil's foreign ministry was responding to the request by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.