Latin America’s Worst Forest Firestarter is Probably Bolivia’s Evo Morales

On July 9th, Bolivia enacted a decree that not only permits but systematically promotes mass slash-and-burn in the rainforest. Since then, Bolivia has been worse off than Brazil, but hardly anyone realizes this, because Brazil's Bolsonaro is the new enemy of the left.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - NASA's satellite imagery is a clear indicator. It shows the widespread fires in South America, in the largest rainforest area in the world which has been shaking up world news for weeks.

But if one looks closer, it becomes clear that Brazil is by no means alone. Large wildfires are also raging in Peru and Paraguay, but most furiously in Bolivia, for a reason. On July 9th, Bolivia enacted a decree . . .

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