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Tribal leaders confirm engineers for dam are being held hostage

Leaders of two tribes say three engineers who are working on the $10.6 billion Belo Monte Dam in Brazil are being held hostage.

The Juruna and Arara tribes oppose the dam, saying it will prevent them from moving freely throughout their territory. The three engineers came to a village to address the complaints and were prevented from leaving, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Indigenous activists previously staged a three-week protest at a dam construction site.

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Tribes Hold Engineers of Dam in Brazil (The Wall Street Journal 7/26)

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