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Brazil grants permit to pave highway through heart of Amazon forest

Brazil Amazonas BR 319 highway near city of Humaita

Sao Paulo, BrazilReuters Brazil’s environmental authority on Thursday granted an initial permit that will allow a major highway to be paved through the centre of the Amazon rainforest, the minister of infrastructure said, in a move that threatens to increase deforestation. Right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro on the campaign trail had pledged to repave the road, […]