August 27, 2019 / 11:09 PM / 7 months ago

Brazil Congress committee OKs commercial farming on indigenous reserves

BRASILIA (Reuters) - A Brazilian congressional committee on Tuesday approved a proposed constitutional amendment to allow commercial agriculture on indigenous reserves, a practice that is currently prohibited.

Following approval by Brazil’s Constitutional and Legal Affairs Committee, the proposal will now pass to a specially formed committee for consideration. After passing through committee votes, a constitutional amendment must ultimately be approved by supermajorities in both houses of Congress.

Reporting by Maria Carolina Marcello; Writing by Jake Spring; Editing by Sandra Maler

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