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Dilma Rousseff must veto Brazil’s devastating new forest code | Paulo Adario, guardian.co.uk

The president must honour her pledge to protect the Amazon rainforest and block the pending land-use legislation A new land-use law proposed by a faction controlled by parochial and rural interests and passed by Brazilian legislators in April threatens to reverse 20 years of struggle to protect the Amazon rainforest. Not only will it allow deforestation to increase by allowing ...

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‘They’re killing us’: world’s most endangered tribe cries for help | The Observer

Trundling along the dirt roads of the Amazon, the giant logging lorry dwarfed the vehicle of the investigators following it. The trunks of nine huge trees were piled high on the back – incontrovertible proof of the continuing destruction of the world’s greatest rainforest and its most endangered tribe, the Awá. Yet as they travelled through the jungle early this ...

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Amazon defenders face death or exile | The Guardian

In June Brazil will host the Rio+20 United Nations conference on sustainable development. World leaders will gather in Rio to debate how to reconcile economic development with environmental conservation and social inclusion. Brazil will be able to trumpet advances in its battle against deforestation – in December the government claimed Amazon destruction had fallen to its lowest level in 23 ...

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Guns for goalposts? Fifa mulls Brazilian plans for World Cup disarmament drive | guardian.co.uk

Football’s governing body, Fifa, is studying plans to hand out free or cut-price World Cup tickets to football fans who surrender guns to the Brazilian government. Brazil’s justice ministry submitted the plans for the 2014 event last month as part of a new disarmament drive in the South American country.According to reports in the Brazilian media, the government’s suggestions also ...

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Pacific-Atlantic route drives up fears of crime and destruction | The Guardian

Carretera Interoceánica boosts links with China for Brazil and Peru but causes anxiety for environmental groups They call it El Puente Billinghurst: a bright orange, half-mile suspension bridge, straddling the thick, murky waters of Peru’s Madre de Dios River. But the Billinghurst is no ordinary bridge. When it is inaugurated later this month it will signal the realisation of a ...

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Brazil’s Deforestation Quagmire | Truthout

In the last few weeks, a series of major events has signaled the urgent need for constructive change to Brazil’s current policies regarding the Amazon rainforest. On May 19, 2011, Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) released satellite images indicating that deforestation increased from 103 km2 in March and April 2010 to 593 km2 in the same period of ...

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Ban congratulates Brazilian-Argentine agency for work on nuclear non-proliferation | UN News Centre

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated the Brazilian-Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials (ABACC) for its 20 years of working for nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. “On the twentieth anniversary of the establishment of the Brazilian-Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials, the Secretary-General congratulates both governments on this significant milestone,” according to a statement issued by ...

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Brazil to protect Amazon activists threatened with murder | The Guardian

The Brazilian authorities are to provide government protection to activists threatened with murder following a series of killings in the Amazon. The measures, announced on Tuesday, should see at least 131 people receive some form of protection, among them environmental activists, rural leaders and human rights defenders. “The most important thing is to guarantee that those behind the threats are ...

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