Posted by on February 12, 2019 2:09 pm
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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/12/brazil-environment-ministers-dismissal-of-slain-amazon-defender-stirs-outrage

Ricardo Salles’ comments fuel criticism of administration’s stance, which environmentalists say is excessively pro-business

Brazilian environmental groups have blasted Jair Bolsonaro’s environment minister after he dismissed the murdered Amazon rain forest defender Chico Mendes as “irrelevant”.

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