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Lula calls for “agility” in the fight against organized crime in the Brazilian Amazon

Lula calls for “agility” in the fight against organized crime in the Brazilian Amazon

Lula calls for “agility” in the fight against organized crime in the Brazilian Amazon

The Brazilian president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silvaasked his government this Monday “agility”in the fight against criminal organizations in Amazon that contribute to deforestation in the largest tropical forest in the world.

Never before in the history of Brazil has it been thought of taking such an extraordinary step to try to take care of the Amazon as it is now.“Lula said when leading Brasilia the signing of a contract that grants 318 million reais (58.7 million dollars) to expand the presence of state forces in this territory of 6.3 million km2, 60% of which is located in Brazil.

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But he asked “agility to doThe reality is this plan, launched in July last year by your government with a planned budget of 1.2 billion reais (222 million dollars).

If it takes another year (to implement it) we will end the mandate without putting the plan into practice“, warned the left-wing president, who will hand over power at the end of 2026.

He Amazon Plan: Security and Sovereignty It includes a reinforcement of equipment, such as boats and helicopters, to combat criminal organizations that cut down and burn the jungle.

The contract was made between National Economic Development Bank and the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, and the resources come from the Amazon Fundmainly financed by Norway It is Germany.

The security plan also includes the installation in Manausheart of Brazilian Amazonof an international police cooperation center, with intelligence officials from the nine countries with territory in the enormous jungle.

The Minister of the Environment, Marina Silvasaid that the increase in the State’s inspection capacity made it possible to reduce deforestation by half in 2023, the first year of Lula’s return to power.

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But he reiterated his appeal to other countries to stop pollution.

If the world doesn’t do its part by reducing CO2 emissions Depending on the use of fossil fuels, we will lose the Amazon anyway because it could enter a savannization process”, noted Silva.

Lula promised to end the illegal deforestation in Brazil until 2030.

Source: Elcomercio

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