Amazonia threatened by Brazilian President Bolsonaro’s mining agenda
Keywords:Amazon, Brazil, minerals, environmental impact assessment, environmental policy, indigenous peoples
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has induced a cycle of deforestation and violence in the Amazon, where dismantling environmental agencies and gutting protection policies have become a central strategy in removing barriers to predatory exploitation of natural resources. Mining is a key part of this agenda. Brazil and the international community must struggle to reverse the ongoing destruction of the Amazon.
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