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2010-04-28 07:05:00

NEW YORK, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Actress Sigourney Weaver joins dozens of indigenous leaders from around the world who are participants of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to peacefully protest in front of the Brazilian Permanent Mission to the United Nations on Wednesday, April 28 at 1:30 pm.

2010-04-20 14:37:00

Massive Protests Underway Today in Nine Cities in Brazil BRASILIA, Brazil, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's bidding process for the controversial Belo Monte Dam project was marked by protests and confusion as a second injunction issued late yesterday suspended the dam auction overnight, throwing the bidding process into a state of chaos just minutes before it was set to begin.

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2006-03-15 00:15:00

Brazil's plans to dam two rivers in the Amazon basin to generate power threaten a treasure trove of animals and plants in a region with one of the world's richest arrays of wildlife, environmentalists say.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.