Head of Brazil environmental protection agency resigns
SAO PAULO (Reuters) – The head of Brazil’s environmental protection agency Ibama resigned on Monday after far-right President Jair Bolsonaro criticized the quantity of cash the unit spends to hire automobiles in his newest assault at the agency.
Suely de Araujo were main the agency since 2016. An Ibama spokeswoman mentioned she resigned after Bolsonaro instructed on Twitter there have been irregularities in Ibama’s finances, which integrated 28.7 million reais ($7.73 million) for condominium automobiles this yr. Bolsonaro has mechanically attacked Ibama, which is tasked with policing the Amazon rainforest to prevent deforestation and unlawful mining.
Reporting by way of Brad Brooks; Editing by way of Chizu Nomiyama