Brazil tribes allow workers to leave hydro plant

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Indigenous people protesting against the construction of a hydro-electric plant in the Brazilian Amazon have allowed most workers to leave the site, the Brazilian authorities say.

The Indians say the construction of the plant has destroyed an ancient burial ground and archaeological site and are demanding compensation, as well as more government funding for health and education. “This site is 30km from our reserve and has caused great cultural and social impact in our community, not to mention environmental damage,” Aledeci Arara, a tribal leader, told the G1 news portal. The plant’s manager, Paulo Rogerio Novaes, said the indigenous protesters were seeking better living conditions, demands the government should address.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-10770358

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