One week before summit, U.S.-Brazilian Amazon talks come to a standstill

Negotiations between Brazil and the United States for an agreement to reduce deforestation in the Amazon, which should be announced before the Earth Day summit next week, have reached an impasse.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro is expected at the meeting, organized by U.S. President Joe Biden with 40 heads of state to discuss environmental preservation, but so far there are no signs that a settlement can be reached before April 22nd, with the two countries far from an agreement.

According to the sources, the Brazilian government is asking for the release of resources in advance to be able to improve forest protection and develop sustainable projects in the region.

However, the Americans insist on seeing results from Brazil's commitment to lower deforestation before handing over any . . .

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