Brazil Denies Amazon Logging Link

Brazil’s government has promised to investigate allegations that its policy of settling landless communities in the Amazon is encouraging deforestation. Greenpeace has claimed that some of these areas are being exploited by logging companies, after what it says was an eight-month investigation. Brazil’s environment ministry says deforestation in those areas is falling but it will investigate the claims. The government says land distribution to the poor is an important objective. But Greenpeace says the implementation of the policy is encouraging uncontrolled logging and deforestation in some parts of the Amazon

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