The Amazon Forest’s Mining Controversy

The protected status of the National Reserve of Copper and Associates has been revoked by  Brazilian President Michel Temer.  The reserve, known as “Renca”, is larger than larger than Denmark is thought to contain huge amounts of copper, as well as gold, iron ore and other minerals. While some have been quick to citricize the move in the international community others have defended it by stating it’s the best way to address the countries 12% unemployment rate. We were joined by Doctor Beatriz Garcia the author of the book ‘The Amazon from an International Law Perspective’ and a Lecturer in Law at the University of Western Sydney.


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