Brazil on Verge of Legitimizing Amazon Land Theft on a Grand Scale

Syndicated from Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community. Read entire article here.

Sue Branford, Mauricio Torres

The Amazon is the sort of wild place where you often go looking for one thing, but find another. So it was when Mongabay travelled in May on a mission to observe illegal logging operations within federal conservation units beside the BR-163, the Amazon highway linking the city of Santarém on the Amazon River with Cuiabá, the capital of Mato Grosso state.

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