By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Government investments to combat deforestation in the Amazon region steeply declined during the period between former President Luís Inácio Lula da Silva’s last term and President Dilma Rousseff’s first term in office according to a report released on Tuesday, March 31st by InfoAmazonia. The report, “Deforestation Policies”, conducted an analysis of investment budgets allocated and disbursed by the federal government to the region for the control and monitoring of deforestation as well as for sustainable development of the region.

“In her first term, Dilma Rousseff spent . . .

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