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Brazil Update: President Dilma gives forest criminals an early Christmas present.

Blog by Daniel Brindis | December 16, 2011

In the midst of a political street fight over the Brazilian Forest Code , the UN climate talks in Durban and the holiday season,  President Dilma approved a signed a law that will weaken environmental enforcement, making it much...

Millions of hectares of Amazon rainforest threatened by the great chainsaw massacre

Blog by Annette Cotter | May 27, 2011

On May 24, Brazilian politicians took a decisive step towards opening the door to massive new Amazon deforestation, by voting in favor of radical changes to the Brazilian Forest Code - the primary legal instrument for protecting the...

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