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Amazon bill controversy in Brazil

Date : 23rd June 2009, Source : BBC Link to News Story

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is due this week to make one of the most keenly awaited decisions about land ownership in the Amazon rainforest. The president has to decide by 25 June whether to veto parts of a bill that is due to transfer an area of public land - estimated to be around 670,000 square kilometres (259,000 square miles) - into private hands. The government originally introduced what is called "Provisional Measure 458" as a way of bringing security to small farm owners in the Amazon region.

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