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Brazil | President wants to turn PA where he once was fined for illegal fishing into a "Cancun"

President Jair Bolsonaro said this Tuesday that he plans to introduce a decree that will change the protection status of the Tamoios Ecological Station in Angra dos Reis (RJ). Bolsonaro received a R$10,000 fine for fishing in this protected area in 2012. IBAMA later reversed the penalty. 

Bolsonaro was unclear on whether he wanted to reduce the area’s protection or end it altogether. However, his objective is clear: to transform the ecological site into a tourist attraction, making it the “Brazilian Cancun.”

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