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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Constitution and Justice Committee (CCJ) of the Chamber of Deputies approved on Tuesday, August 27th, the admissibility of the proposed amendment to the Constitution (PEC) that allows indigenous communities to carry out agricultural and forestry activities on the lands they occupy. The PEC also allows the groups to sell their products independently. There were 33 votes in favor, 18 against and one abstention.

Admissibility approval implies that the CCJ deputies believe . . .

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