RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Since then, the President Lacalle Pou threatened to veto the law if it were to be endorsed by the Senate, which indeed occurred recently.
The bill, an initiative of the Cabildo Abierto party (CA) with the support of the Frente Amplio, provided that the total planted productive and general forests could not exceed 10% of the country's surface under agricultural exploitation, with the forest surface currently exceeding 1 million hectares.
In response to the Executive's announcement of the veto, CA Senator Guillermo Domenech criticized the government for prioritizing "the interests of two multinational companies . . .