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Brazil | Judge rules new environmental minister changed PA plans to favor business

A judge has found that Brazil’s new environment minister altered plans for an environmentally protected area in order to favour businesses, but he is still likely to assume his role in the far-right government of president-elect Jair Bolsonaro on 1 January.

Ricardo Salles told the Guardian he will appeal and said the new government will “dedicate a lot of attention” to rising deforestation.

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