Exclusive-First Brazil logging raids under Lula aim to curb Amazon deforestation

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By Jake Spring URUARA, Brazil (Reuters) – Brazil’s first raids against illegal deforestation in the Amazon rainforest under President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva were underway on Thursday, after the new leader’s pledge to end destruction that surged under his predecessor Jair Bolsonaro. Reuters exclusively accompanied raids led by environmental agency Ibama in the rainforest state of Para to stop loggers and ranchers illegally clearing the forest. The agency has also launched raids this week in the states of Roraima and Acre, Ibama environmental enforcement coordinator Tatiane Leite said. About …

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