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2011-02-08 15:01:00

BRASILIA, Brazil, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over half a million people, most of them Brazilians, are calling on newly elected President Dilma to halt plans to construct the Belo Monte Dam.

2010-08-27 15:34:00

"A Message From Pandora" Tells the Story of the Battle to Stop the Belo Monte Dam in the Amazon Watch a 3-min Trailer on Avatar's Movie website or on www.messagefrompandora.org LOS ANGELES, Aug.

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.

2010-02-01 14:38:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmentalists, indigenous people, and social movements in Brazil condemned today's news that an environmental license was issued by the Brazilian environmental agency (IBAMA) for the Belo Monte Hydroelectric Dam.

2005-08-26 08:32:46

By Maria Pia Palermo XINGU INDIAN RESERVATION, Brazil (Reuters) - Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado has shown the world the face of poverty, the tragedy of famine and the sweat of hard labor. Now Mother Nature is attracting the world-renowned master of black-and-white stills.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.