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Indigenous activists end long protest at dam worksite in Brazil

An estimated 300 indigenous activists ended a three-week protest at a dam site in Brazil.

The group's presence at the site halted work on a portion of the $10.6 billion Belo Monte Dam. The activists say tribal views are being ignored.

To end the protest, Norte Energia agreed to set up security points to keep outsiders away from tribal areas. The company also agreed to investigate environmental issues and to create a committee that will monitor part of the dam construction.

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