In a January radio interview, special secretary for strategic projects Maynard Marques de Santa Rosa announced the administration's plans for three major projects that will impact the Amazon.
February 6, 2019
Dr. Robert Walker, Center and Department of Geography faculty, was interviewed by Business Insider regarding upcoming policies in Brazil that will negatively impact the Amazon rainforest.
Bolsonaro said his goal is to balance environment and biodiversity with economic opportunities. But Walker was quick to point out that the Barão do Rio Branco plan is far more consistent with the statements Bolsonaro made during his campaign — that he would open the Amazon to development despite environmental laws and commitments to indigenous peoples — than his statements at the World Economic Forum.
Read the full article: https://www.businessinsider.com/bolsonaro-plan-to-develop-amazon-rainforest-2019-1