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Jair Bolsonaro Introduces Bill to Clear Way for Mining, Oil Extraction in Brazilian Amazon

HeadlineFeb 06, 2020

In Brazil, far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has introduced a bill that would clear the way for mining, agriculture, and oil and gas extraction on indigenous lands, including in the Brazilian Amazon. The bill has not yet been approved by Congress. Brazilian indigenous leaders have slammed the legislation as a “genocide bill.”

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