The Political Compromise of the Forest Code

Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "Veto the Forest Code, Dilma!" This is what you hear on the streets from the Cariocas who want Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to veto the present Código Florestal (Forest Code) bill. And on May 26th, 2012, less than a couple of weeks before the Rio+20 environment summit begins, the President vetoed twelve of . . .

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