Rousseff Said to Weigh Veto on Amnesty to Amazon Logging: "2010 Green Party presidential candidate Marina Silva said May 23.
Silva and nine other former environment ministers signed a letter to Rousseff yesterday asking for more time to discuss the code before the lower house voted.
Environment activists Jose Claudio Ribeiro da Silva and Maria do Espirito Santo were killed in an ambush yesterday morning by local gunmen in Nova Ipixuna, Para state. The couple protested against illegal extraction of wood in the region. Rousseff asked the federal police to take over the case."