A protester holds a sign that reads “The Amazon is for the world, not only for the indigenous”. Photo: Reuters A protester holds a sign that reads “The Amazon is for the world, not only for the indigenous”. Photo: Reuters
A protester holds a sign that reads “The Amazon is for the world, not only for the indigenous”. Photo: Reuters

Brazil abandons controversial bid to mine Amazon natural reserve after vehement criticism from conservationists

President Temer’s decree signed on August 25 on opening up Renca – rich in gold, manganese, iron and copper – was suspended days later after an international outcry

A protester holds a sign that reads “The Amazon is for the world, not only for the indigenous”. Photo: Reuters A protester holds a sign that reads “The Amazon is for the world, not only for the indigenous”. Photo: Reuters
A protester holds a sign that reads “The Amazon is for the world, not only for the indigenous”. Photo: Reuters
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