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Brazil: Lula’s Minister defends oil exploration in the Amazon River

Brazilian Minister of Mines and Energy Alexandre Silveira defended the oil exploration project at the mouth of the Amazon River by Petrobras in a meeting of the Senate Infrastructure Commission on Wednesday, May 24.

For him, it is inadmissible not to "overcome mere bureaucratic issues" imposed by the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Water Resources (Ibama) in denying Petrobras an environmental license.

On Tuesday 23, the Minister of the Environment, Marina . . .

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