February 18, 2020 / 9:04 PM / 6 months ago

No rush on bill to allow mining on Brazilian indigenous lands, speaker says

FILE PHOTO: President of Brazil's Lower House Rodrigo Maia inspects the troops during an opening session of the Year of the Legislative in Brasilia, Brazil February 3, 2020. REUTERS/Adriano Machado

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil’s lower house speaker, Rodrigo Maia, said on Tuesday that a bill to allow for mining on protected indigenous lands will not be given the urgency in Congress that some would like.

Right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro has strongly argued that Brazil’s Amazon rainforest should be exploited commercially, including lands that have been protected for decades.

Reporting by Maria Carolina Marcello; Editing by Leslie Adler

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