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Brazil marshalls defenses to fight Amazon internationalisation

Date : 11th April 2005, Source : ENS

BRASILIA, Brazil, April 11, 2005 (ENS) - The Brazilian military is readying itself to defend the country's sovereignty over the Amazon rainforest should there be a threat of foreign military occupation, a top admiral told the Brazilian Senate on Friday. The idea that Brazil's Amazon rainforest, the largest in the world, is coveted by the international community because its drinking water and forest resources are seen as "collective public goods," was the subject of a debate held by the Senate Foreign Relations and National Defense Commission.

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