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Brazil Forestry Code Part-Vetoed

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has vetoed part of the controversial Código Florestral (Forestry Code) legislation which regulates the amount of land farmers in Brazil’s Amazon region must maintain as forest. The President vetoed twelve articles and made 32 other modifications to the bill which included 84 provisions.

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