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Brazil: Victory on the Tapajos –Photo Essay

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After more than a century of struggle, peasant families along the Tapajos river, a tributary of the Amazon, have finally won rights to their land. Their victory is a remarkable recognition on the part of the authorities of the rights of a traditional community, because their land occupies an area where the government is planning to build a large hydroelectric dam.

LAB Editor Sue Branford visited the community to hear their story. You can read her full story here.

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