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Amazon at risk: Brazil plans rapid road and rail infrastructure expansion

Amazon at risk: Brazil plans rapid road and rail infrastructure expansion

Newly appointed Minister of Infrastructure Tarcísio Freitas is resolved to build new Amazon roads and railroads, but expresses limited patience for environmental or indigenous concerns.
‘Single-minded determination’: China’s global infrastructure spree rings alarm bells
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‘Single-minded determination’: China’s global infrastructure spree rings alarm bells

Regional leaders have been quick to seize on opportunities offered by Beijing, but environmental experts warn that many of these projects could cause irreversible environmental damage in highly biodiverse areas.

Attack of the turtles: ruralists assault environmental laws, Amazon
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Attack of the turtles: ruralists assault environmental laws, Amazon

Brazil’s bancada ruralista has attached a wave of riders to bills in Congress that could overthrow the nation’s environmental and indigenous protections. There is a high chance of passage.
Brazil 2017: environmental and indigenous rollbacks, rising violence
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Brazil 2017: environmental and indigenous rollbacks, rising violence

President Temer, pressed by the ruralist lobby, attacked indigenous and traditional land rights, conserved lands, and Amazon forests this year, and retreated from Brazil's Paris climate goal.

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