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Brazil Cuts 70 Percent of INPE Budget, Including Amazon Monitoring

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The budget for Brazil’s National Space Research Institute (INPE) has decreased by almost seventy percent in the last seven years, threatening the satellite program which monitors the deforestation of the Amazon forest and weather forecasts, according to a news media report.

According to a news report from Estado de S. Paulo released over the weekend, Brazil has reduced INPE’s budget from R$326 million in 2010 to R$108 million in 2017, and has cut the agency’s staff by almost 25 percent since 2007. In 2018 the . . .

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