Yes, that is exactly what Brazilian government have been discussing lately. Today the minister of agricultural development said the government will put 12,2 million hectares of federal land in Amazon to be occupied by people who has no land. That is, they intend to do finally move forward with land reform, but in Amazon lands!!!!
I was astonished when I read this news!
And it can be even worse. The minister also said that land regularization in Amazon is considered priority as to seek the balance in the region and avoid some federal areas remain empty ou illegally occupied.
According to him, Amazon cannot become an untouchable sanctuary and it´s possible to share environmental matters with economic development.
For sure, these two things can be together. But definitely, putting more people to live in Amazon it´s not the wisest thing to do.
The areas may be populated are distributed in nine countries. Can you imagine how Amazon can get even more deforested with it?
Hope our president won´t let it come true.
Really hope so.