This video is called Amazon: The lungs of our planet, by the BBC.
Amazon defender quits Brazil environment post
Tue May 13, 2008
By Raymond Colitt
BRASILIA – Brazil‘s environment minister, hailed as a champion of the green movement but scorned by powerful farming groups, resigned on Tuesday after losing key battles in her efforts to protect the Amazon rain forest.
Marina Silva’s resignation is likely to reinforce the view that President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is more concerned with economic development than conservation as a commodities export boom fuels Brazil‘s growth.
It could also be a setback for Brazil’s ambitions to become a major voice in global environmental debates.
“Her resignation is a disaster for the Lula administration. If the government had any global credibility in environmental issues, it was because of minister Marina,” said Jose Maria Cardoso da Silva, environmental group Conservation International‘s vice president for South America.
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