He is only being in office since new year's day, but Brazil's new far right president has already launched sweeping measures and they could have far reaching consequences for the amazon rainforest and the hundreds of tribes that call it home. On his first day in power on Wednesday, Jair Bolsonaro made the Agriculture Ministry responsible for deciding land claims by indigenous people.
ch claims have been the source of bloody clashes on Brazil's agricultural frontier.
d the move will stoke concerns that the vast Amazon rain forest is being opened up to greater commercial exploitation.
at's a win for Brazil's powerful agri business sector. But will likely in a ranging environmentalist and human rights groups.
] taxes under overhaul, Brazil's costly social security system.
Bolsonaro also gave his government potentially restrictive powers over non-governmental organizations. And he launched a barrage of measures to crackdown on crime and shrink the size of the state. So while he's angered campaigners, he's cheered investors and sent markets higher. In particular, by pledging to
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> Brazil's currency strengthened 2.40% on the economic announcements, and the
per stock index rose 3.60%