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SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Deforestation and burning in the Amazon region are linked to mafia-like groups that pay for armed militia against those who try to report crimes, says a report by non-governmental organization Humans Rights Watch (HRW). “Illegal deforestation...
BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – Noting that the Amazon forest is known for being the "lungs" of the world, Brazilian Economy Minister, Paulo Guedes, believes that Brazil should "charge" other countries for the oxygen they use. Guedes, while visiting Manaus on...
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After suggesting that the latest deforestation data from the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) was false, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro now wants the agency to "coordinate" reports of unfavorable data with government officials before...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – About 12 million hectares of rainforests disappeared in 2018, according to data from Global Forest Watch (GFW), the equivalent to thirty football fields per minute. Brazil alone decimated 1.3 million...

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