This video says about itself:
Brazil under fire over Amazon forest mining decree
29 August 2017
Translated from Dutch NOS TV:
A Brazilian judge has stopped the plan to open up a large part of the Amazon rainforest for mining. [Right wing coup] President Temer had decided that, but according to the court, Congress should decide.
The rainforest, known as Renca, has been a protected area since 1984. It is 46,000 square kilometers, slightly larger than the Netherlands.
In order to stimulate the economy [of his Big Business cronies], Temer wanted to allow corporations to search for gold and bauxite in the area. Environmentalists warned that this would lead to deforestation.
US Vice-President Mike Pence’s Latin American tour last month provoked an anxious reaction within Brazilian ruling circles, as the country was left off the itinerary, which included meetings with the governments of Peru, Argentina, Chile and Colombia. It marked the second time in two years that Washington has sidelined Latin America’s largest country in this fashion, with Barack Obama excluding it from his own tour of the continent in 2016. Concerns within the Brazilian ruling class over the country’s geopolitical position are fueled by the country’s deepening political and economic instability amid the worst economic crisis in a century, as well as by the increasingly vicious palace intrigues and internecine warfare within the highest echelons of the state apparatus headed by President Michel Temer: here.