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Brazil’s Bolsonaro calls surging Amazon fires a ‘lie’

/ Americas Issued on: 12/08/2020 - 19:07Modified: 12/08/2020 - 19:11 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro in the capital Brasilia, July 24, 2020. © Evaristo Sa, AFP Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday angrily denied the existence of fires in the Amazon rainforest, calling it a "lie," despite data produced by his own government showing…
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August 12, 2020
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Amazon Deforestation Falls Where Land Is Under Indigenous Control

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro’s government, meanwhile, has worked to erode Indigenous protections and ownershipA logging branch within the Menkragnoti Indigenous Land. Illegal logging and deforestation for farm formation are the major causes of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. Credit: Marcio Isensee e Sa Getty Images Indigenous people in the Brazilian…
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August 11, 2020
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Jair Bolsonaro Is Pushing Brazil’s Democracy To Its Breaking Point

Twenty months into the presidency of Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil is on the brink of a democratic disaster.  More than 100,000 Brazilians have died of COVID-19, a pandemic the far-right president largely dismissed as a conspiracy. The economy is approaching a free-fall. And Bolsonaro’s authoritarian attempts to seize control of the…
bubmag
August 11, 2020