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Brazil | Government bid to weaken forest protection rules fails after legislature votes "no"

BRASILIA (Reuters) - An attempt by Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro and lawmakers backed by big agriculture to weaken environmental laws protecting the Amazon forest and other biomes has failed, as Congress will not vote into law a decree that weakened existing legislation.

Government whip Senator Fernando Bezerra said that temporary presidential decree 876, which required congressional approval by Monday, would not be put to the vote before then.

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