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Update #3 ·

Update on July 01, 2012

Day 10 of the Indigenous Occupation of the Belo Monte Pimental Dam Site

Statement by Mukuka Xikrin, Spokesperson for the Occupation, as given to Atossa Soltani.

Today we are in day 10 of the occupation. We had the meeting on Thursday with Norte Energia but did not reach any agreement. Construction on the coffer dam and in the work camp is still paralyzed. The Xikrin, the Arara and the Juruna of the Big Bend are still occupying the site. Many more of our relatives are asking for rides to get here. For this reason we are calling for support, for more resources to arrive as soon as possible to allow us to bring more of our people to join the occupation.

Today there are more our relatives arriving, the Parakana people are on their way to the occupation in the next few hours.

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