BRAZIL ABOLISHES HUGE AMAZON RESERVE IN 'BIGGEST ATTACK' IN 50 YEARS

BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT HAS DISSOLVED RENCA TO ATTRACT INVESTMENT IN REGION THOUGHT TO CONTAIN GOLD WITH CRITICS WARNING OF IRREVERSIBLE DAMAGE

BRAZIL ABOLISHES HUGE AMAZON RESERVE IN 'BIGGEST ATTACK' IN 50 YEARS

"The abolition of Renca will wreak havoc on the forest and indigenous communities in the interests of the small group of economically powerful groups who are keeping Temer in power," he said. "This is the largest assault so far in a package of threats."

The Brazilian president Michel Temer has abolished an Amazonian reserve the size of Denmark, prompting concerns of an influx of mineral companies, road-builders and workers into the species-rich forest. The dissolution of...

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