3 Aug. 2012
A boy walks on the Trans-Amazonian highway in Itaituba, in the state of Para May 24, 2012. In the 19 months since Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff took office, longstanding rules that curtail deforestation and protect millions of square kilometers of watershed have been rolled back. She issued an executive order to shrink or repurpose seven protected woodlands, making way for hydroelectric dams and other infrastructure projects, and to legalize settlements by farmers and miners. Picture taken May 24, 2012.
To match Special Report BRAZIL-ENVIRONMENT/BACKSLIDE REUTERS/Nacho Doce (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)