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Brazil's congress voted this week to ease rules mandating the amount of forest farmers must keep on their land, delivering a long-sought victory to the country's powerful agriculture lobby and a political defeat for the president. For a nation that is home to the world's biggest rainforest and a country considered a reference for how other developing nations manage their woodlands - what does the adoption of this bill mean for the future of land conservation efforts in Brazil?
What will the recent decision to reduce the number of USAID programs in Pakistan from 150 to 35 mean for the people? How effective is it for the United States to shift their focus from a broad range of development projects to smaller number?