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Protesters end blockade at railroad of Brazilian mining giant
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13:11, November 09, 2007

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Brazilian mining company Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (CVRD) said Thursday that protesters had left the railroad they blockaded Wednesday in the northern part of the country.

It said the protesters had released the locomotives and wagons they had taken over on Wednesday morning on the railroad, which connects the CVRD's largest iron-ore mine, the Carajas Complex, in Para state to a port in Maranhao state.

In a statement, the miner explained that the MST protesters have left the railway tracks, but remained camped in the road's surroundings, keeping "an insecure atmosphere" in the region.

"The CVRD hopes that the state and federal authorities will take the measures to normalize the situation and assure that the type of illegal activities will not happen again," said the statement.

According to the CVRD, some 6,000 people, including mineral prospectors and members of the Landless Workers Movement (MST) and Via Campesina, blocked the railroad to plea for an increase in the CVRD's financial contribution to the local government.

Traffic of trains resumed operation on Thursday while the transportation service for passengers will not be available until Saturday under the CVRD's regular schedule, according to the company.

The MST has been leading a movement for the renationalization of the mine, privatized in 1997, based on the fact that it is a "strategic asset to national sovereignty."


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