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Brazil's Bolsonaro offers credit for indigenous farmers as he pushes to open their lands

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday said he was pushing a bill through Congress to allow commercial mining and agriculture on protected indigenous lands, as he met with tribal leaders to announce a credit line to support indigenous farmers who have developed soy plantations on their reservations. The far-right leader, who has […]

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No rush on bill to allow mining on Brazilian indigenous lands, speaker says

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s lower house speaker, Rodrigo Maia, said on Tuesday that a bill to allow for mining on protected indigenous lands will not be given the urgency in Congress that some would like. Right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro has strongly argued that Brazil’s Amazon rainforest should be exploited commercially, including lands that have been […]

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