Squatters to Gain Legal Land Rights in the Amazon

The Brazilian government has just approved a measure that would grants legal land rights to squatters in the Amazon.
June 28, 2009, 7am PDT | Nate Berg
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Some worry the new law will enable further deforestation of the rainforest.

"The law – known as 'provisional measure 458' – is one of the most controversial environmental decisions of Lula's two terms in office, with the president coming under intense pressure from both environmental groups and the country's powerful agricultural lobby."

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Published on Friday, June 26, 2009 in Guardian
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