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South American defense ministers meet to improve monitoring of Amazon region

Friday, August 16th 2013 - 03:27 UTC
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South American defense ministers gathered in the northern Brazilian city of Manaus on Thursday to discuss how to improve monitoring of the huge Amazon region. Attending the seminar which runs through Friday are Brazil's Celso Amorim, Colombia's Juan Carlos Pinzón and Ecuador's María Fernanda Espinosa. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    Cenispam head Rogerio Guedes can SAY what he likes but what is his department DOING about illegal logging and deforestation for large company farms that is still endemic in the region?

    Aug 16th, 2013 - 11:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    So true.
    Mercopress should run articles on this disaster-zone.

    Aug 16th, 2013 - 12:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Truth PaTroll


    Far more than Europe ever did about their hewn forests, which of course are all extinct now. Not one single forest left in Europe, that's how dumb the Euros are.

    Aug 16th, 2013 - 01:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 3 TTT

    And when did all this destruction of “Europes” forests?

    In England the last of the massive oaks for wooden ship making were gone by the end of the 18th century.

    212 years ago.

    Can't you do better than that: Brazil is destroying them now!

    Aug 16th, 2013 - 03:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2


    There is significant forest cover across Europe, both virgin and planted/harvested. Indeed this is part of the vast boreal forest of Eurasia. Its impact on oxygen/CO2 flux across the world is massive.

    Aug 16th, 2013 - 03:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    ONG = No Govern Organization is the problem. Brasil need kick the assholes. NGO receiver international founds. But your objectives stay in Brazil. Get out from my country....if no, BBBBBOOOOOOMMMMM!

    Aug 16th, 2013 - 07:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (2) GeoffWard2
    You say....:
    “So true.....MercoPress should run articles on this disaster-zone.”

    I say...:
    Ain't this the same “GeoffWard2” that, on these very same pages, strongly advocates for the construction of huge dams in pristine areas of the Amazonia (and Patagonia), with ALL the known catastrophic consequences such Pharaonic projects carry along?
    Just a couple of personal questions......:
    Is your Brazilian Beach residence equipped with full AC?
    Is your Brazilian Beach residence equipped with a 45 cu ft American Style Side-by-side Fridge Freezer with Ice, Water, Milk & Juice Dispenser?


    Aug 17th, 2013 - 03:28 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Hi, Think.

    Yes, I can balance the specific need for the Belo Monte with the broad-based protection of the vast areas of the Amazonia forested lands.
    AC - yes; mega-fridge - no.

    Aug 17th, 2013 - 09:38 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (8) GeoffWard2

    No Mega-Fridge?
    You EbenezerWard2, you......

    Aug 18th, 2013 - 07:59 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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