The Brazilian government's plans to set up a condom factory in the Brazilian rainforest have been given a boost after prototype condoms passed quality control tests, according to a report on Yahoo. The government plans to build a factory capable of making 100 million condoms each year by 2005, rising to 200 million units in 2006. The rubber would be extracted from the Chico Mendes reserve in the muncipality of Xapuri. The Brazilian government currently distributes about 600 million condoms per year as part of a AIDS programme.
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