NICARAGUA: Can Army Protect Plundered Forest Reserves?

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The Nicaraguan state has embarked on an iron-fisted policy, including the use of military force, to clamp down on those responsible for environmental depredation, after repeated denunciations by organisations and government officials that the country’s two largest biosphere reserves are being plundered.

Special environmental prosecutor José Luis García told IPS that his office has received instructions from the presidency to enforce laws against environmental crimes immediately and “with full rigour.”

International Press Service

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