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Brazil ruling stalls Amazon dam
Indigenous groups say court move to halt plans for huge dam in Amazon will save many homes.
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2010 06:49 GMT

A Brazillian court has suspended plans to construct the world's third largest dam in the Amazon rainforest.

Indigenous groups say the project will destroy big parts of the rainforest and displace up to 20,000 people.

Their cause has attracted the support of environmentalists and Hollywood celebrities, including James Cameron, the director of the highly acclaimed film "Avatar".

Al Jazeera's Monica Villamizar reports.

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Al Jazeera
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