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An aerial view of deforestation in Brazil’s AmazonAn aerial view of deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon (AFP Photo/CARL DE SOUZA)

Brasília (AFP) – Brazil’s agriculture minister on Friday defended a policy of wanting to develop agribusiness on indigenous lands, and dismissing “hysteria” about the issue of protecting the Amazon rainforest.

Tereza Cristina da Costa told invited foreign journalists in Brasilia that she was “favorable” to opening up indigenous land to business interests, “but the

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