Weekly Report - 10 March 2022 (WR-22-10)

BRAZIL: Bolsonaro defends mining as environmentalists protest

Thousands of people gathered in the Brazilian capital Brasília on 9 March to protest against a series of bills which environmentalists warn will cause irreversible damage to the environment in Brazil. Meanwhile, President Jair Bolsonaro is using the war between Russia and Ukraine as an excuse to push one of these bills in particular, an initiative which would authorise mining on indigenous lands, saying it would help make Brazil self-sufficient where its fertiliser needs are concerned.

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