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Brazil grants land rights to Amazon squatters

Date : 26th June 2009, Source : The Guardian (UK)

Brazil's president Lula has approved a controversial law which grants land rights to squatters occupying land in the Amazon campaigners fear it will result in a further increase in deforestation of the Amazon region. The law known as "provisional measure 458" is one of the most controversial environmental decisions of Lula's two terms in office, with the president coming under intense pressure from both environmental groups and the country's powerful agricultural lobby.

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