Brazil’s Amazon Council’s Strategic Plan Links NGOs to Environmental Crimes

The Amazon Council is headed by Vice President Hamilton Mourão, a supporter of Amazon mining development. The council is designed to oversee “the activities of all the ministries involved in the protection, defense and development and sustainable development of the Amazon.”

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Created by the Bolsonaro administration, the National Council for the Legal Amazon has produced a document providing for the creation of a regulatory framework for NGOs (non-governmental organizations) and continues to have negative repercussions.

An open letter signed by 73 organizations linked to the environment, released on Monday, November 9th, rejects the concept of NGO control in the Amazon.

"It is very serious and revolting to hear that, in official meetings that involve a large number of Ministries, members of the current government explicitly submit proposals that challenge democracy in the country," points out the . . .

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