Indigenous people from the Brazilian Amazon are refusing to end their occupation of a building site that has partially paralyzed work on the Belo Monte, set to become the world's third-largest hydroelectric dam.
May 27, 2013 Amazonian Indians occupy the main construction site of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam on the Xingu River, near Altamira in Para state, Brazil. They are demanding that the Brazilian government hold consultations with indigenous peoples before building dams that affect their lands and livelihoods, an issue that has sparked years of protests against the Belo Monte project. The government maintains that consultations were held before construction began. Lunae Parracho/Reuters Buy Photo