Brazil Extends Military Deployment to Protect Amazon Rainforest through April 2021

This year’s deployment began earlier and will last far longer as international pressure on Brazil continues over heightened levels of deforestation and forest fires.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil’s conservative government will extend the military’s deployment to fight the destruction of the Amazon rainforest by five months through April 2021 from its previous November 2020 end date, Vice President Hamilton Mourão said on Monday, October 26th.

Mourão told reporters that President Jair Bolsonaro would sign a decree by next week to extend the deployment to protect the world’s largest rainforest, which acts as a curb on climate change by absorbing vast amounts of greenhouse gas.

Bolsonaro deployed the military to the Amazon in May this year, repeating a similar . . .

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