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Brazil's Amazon minister resigns

Date : 13th May 2008, Source : BBC Link to News Story

Brazil's Environment Minister, Marina Silva, a staunch defender of the Amazon rainforest, has resigned her post. No reason has been given, but correspondents say she has recently been at odds with the government over economic development projects. Ms Silva has blamed the increasing deforestation of the Amazon on Brazilian cattle ranchers and farmers. Environmental campaigners say her resignation is a major setback for the rainforest in Brazil.

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