Opinion: Whose Amazon is it Anyway? A Demurrer

Most of the rhetoric about ownership, in Brazil and abroad, is counter-productive, designed to please domestic audiences. Selective statistics likewise, do not help solve the problem.

RIBEIRÃO PRETO, SP, BRAZIL - In a thoughtful article published in The Rio Times Monday, August 19th, Peter Rosenwald gave a series of answers to the title question above. To sum them up, the Amazon is Brazilian national patrimony, but the rest of the world is a stakeholder, even if only indirectly.

This writer respectfully submits a demurrer—a quaint legalese term for an argument that another person’s statement is true but insufficient to resolve a question.

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