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ARMY COMMANDER ORDERS STUDIES TO INCREASE MILITARY PERSONNEL IN THE AMAZON

The Army Commander, General Tomás Paiva, ordered the Force to carry out studies to permanently increase military personnel in the Amazon by around 3,000 men. The decision is motivated by the persistent humanitarian crisis in the Amazon Forest due to the impacts on the indigenous way of life caused by illegal mining and logging. The number would represent an increase of almost 10% of military personnel in the Amazon region. However, budgetary and organizational difficulties will likely make implementation quite slow.

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