RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The cabinet of U.S. President Joe Biden this week received a long file signed by academics and non-governmental organizations calling for a freeze on diplomatic negotiations with Brazil, as well as the suspension of the import of products linked to deforestation in the Amazon.
"The main priority should be to restrict, through an executive order or legislation, imports of forest risk commodities, such as timber, soybeans and livestock products, unless it can be determined that such imports are not linked to deforestation or human rights abuses," reads the 27-page document.
In its introduction . . .