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Brazilian Judge Suspends Exploration of Reserve in Amazon Region

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian judge ordered the suspension of any actions which would allow for the mining and exploration of a reserve located in the Amazon rainforest yesterday (Wednesday, August 30th).

The judge's injunction was handed down a day after the federal government announced it would replace last week's decree to extinguish RENCA (National Reserve of Copper and Associates), after a wave of criticism from environmentalists and international entities.

According to Judge Rolando Espanholo ‘any and all administrative acts tending to extinguish the National Reserve of Copper and Associates (RENCA . . .

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