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After dam victory, Munduruku Chief vows to fight on

After dam victory, Munduruku Chief vows to fight on

Arnaldo Kaba Munduruku, Brazil's Munduruku indigenous people Chief met with Thomson Reuters Foundation to raise awareness about the fight of his people to defend their ancestral forest land in the remote Amazon following the defeat of a mega-dam project.

After a lengthy struggle, the Brazilian government announced earlier this month that it would suspend plans for the $9 billion Sao Luiz de Tapajos hydroelectric dam in the Amazon, citing likely impacts on indigenous people and the environment.

The project would have flooded nearly 400 square km of forest that is home to the 12,000-strong Munduruku people, according to Greenpeace.