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Court allows construction of big dam opposed by tribes in Brazil

The Supreme Court in Brazil has allowed construction to resume on the $10.6 billion Belo Monte Dam.

Tribes and indigenous activists have been fighting the project. They say it will prevent them from moving freely throughout their territory.

Norte Energia, the consortium behind the dam, says it has consulted tribes in the region. But the group says it won't directly impact any Indian lands.

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