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Under Pressure, Brazil’s Bolsonaro Forced to Fight Deforestation

Under Pressure, Brazil’s Bolsonaro Forced to Fight Deforestation

Under Pressure, Brazil’s Bolsonaro Forced to Fight Deforestation Under Pressure, Brazil’s Bolsonaro Forced to Fight Deforestation RIO DE JANEIRO — A year ago, as fires engulfed the Amazon, President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil reacted to criticism from abroad with indignation: “The Amazon is ours,” he said, arguing that the fate of the rainforest was for his country to decide. Much …

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Amazon Deforestation Soars as Pandemic Hobbles Enforcement

Amazon Deforestation Soars as Pandemic Hobbles Enforcement

Amazon Deforestation Soars as Pandemic Hobbles Enforcement Amazon Deforestation Soars as Pandemic Hobbles Enforcement RIO DE JANEIRO — Since coming to office, President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil has enabled increased razing of the Amazon rainforest. Now, the coronavirus has accelerated that destruction. Illegal loggers, miners and land grabbers have cleared vast areas of the Amazon with impunity in recent months …

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