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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mexico’s environment minister has resigned after clashing with colleagues over policy priorities, prompting President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to defend the government’s green credentials on Wednesday, September 2nd.

Environment Minister Victor Manuel Toledo, an academic known for his views on sustainable agriculture and the environmental practices of Mexico’s indigenous people, said his decision was due to health reasons and “free from political implication.”

Toledo’s resignation had been widely speculated since a recording was leaked in which he criticized the government’s divergent views on environmental issues, specifically the use of the herbicide . . .

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