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Brazilian leader Rousseff’s pardon for illegal deforesters condemned | guardian.co.uk

Attack on president’s environmental credentials comes weeks before she is due to host Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro

Jonathan Watts, Rio de Janeiro

A coalition of Brazil’s leading conservation groups have condemned the country’s president Dilma Rousseff for pardoning illegal deforesters, weakening protection of the Amazon and rowing back on efforts to recover land that has been cleared of trees.

The fierce attack on Rousseff’s environmental credentials comes just weeks before she is due to host more than 100 world leaders in an Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro that aims to put global development and economic growth on a more sustainable track.

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