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Brazilian Government Largest Illegal Logger in the Amazon

Article: Brazilian Government Largest Illegal Logger in the Amazon

BRASILIA, Brazil, September 30, 2008 (ENS) – A Brazilian government agency that provides land to settlers is the largest illegal logger in the Amazon rainforest and could face criminal prosecution, Environment Minister Carlos Minc said Monday. Minc blamed Institute of Colonization and Agrarian Reform, or Incra, for occupying the top six places on a new…

Brazil's Activist Environment Secretary Resigns

Article: Brazil's Activist Environment Secretary Resigns

BRASILIA, Brazil, May 15, 2008 (ENS) – She rose from a rubber tapper’s family to become Brazil’s Secretary of the Environment for the past five years, but Amazon rainforest defender Marina Silva resigned on Tuesday, citing “the difficulties I have been facing to pursue the federal environmental agenda.” Silva said she would go back to…