Rogue Loggers in Brazil

In a clear example of the problems facing environmentalists who believe the Amazon needs to be saved, and logging slowed, 124 people were arrested in Brazil for their part in an illegal logging operation. Sadly, many state gov't employees had a hand in the ring of rogue loggers. They provided false permits among other things that allowed an estimated $370 million worth of forest to be harvested. These are the same people who are supposed to be protecting the forest. The power of money once again proves to be irresistible.
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