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Brazil: New Forestry Code Approved in Chamber of Deputies

Categories: Latin America, Brazil, Citizen Media, Development, Environment, Politics

The Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approved the controversial new Forestry Code [1] with 410 votes against 63 in an open session. As citizens knew each deputy's choice [2] [pt], they used Twitter to regret the support for the ruralist project, as well as to mourn the murder of the forest defender Zé Cláudio Ribeiro [3].