Thursday, November 21, 2019

Brazil Admits It Has a Deforestation Problem and Vows to Fix It

Samy Adghirni and Julia Leite
,Bloomberg•November 21, 2019

Brazil is drawing up plans to curtail a surge in deforestation of the Amazon rainforest that’s provoked an international outcry, the country’s top security official said.

“We are already preparing a stronger policy to contain fires,” General Augusto Heleno Pereira, the country’s Institutional Security Minister, said in an interview in Brasilia, in a rare acknowledgment of the problem. “Everybody is convinced we must tighten enforcement,” he added, referring to farmers who set fires on agricultural lands to improve productivity.


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