Greenpeace unblocked the Brazilian port of Sao Luis after eight hours of protest against an amnesty for illegal loggers in the Amazon jungle, according to an e- mailed statement.
It suspended the protest after the Maranhao state deputy governor, Washington Luiz de Oliveira, agreed to negotiate with the pig-iron industry in the region, Greenpeace said in the e- mail. The industry often uses wood to run their furnaces, Greenpeace said.
The group said the negotiations will address illegal deforestation, labor conditions and protection of indigenous peoples’ land.
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