Special envoy to Santa Cruz
On September 24, 2019, President Evo Morales made a vibrant plea for the protection of the environment at the United Nations tribune on the occasion of the organization's General Assembly: “La madre tierra (mother earth) is our only home, irreplaceable ... In recent weeks, we have been surprised by forest fires that have devastated different places on the planet: the Amazon, Oceania, Africa . As he spoke in New York, fires devastated millions of hectares in the Amazon part of his country. We mainly talked about the Amazon fires in Brazil; however, in proportion to the area of Amazon rainforest, the fires in Bolivia were much more devastating.
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This difference in treatment is very much due to the provocative attitude of the Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, who displays his climate-skepticism, his support for Brazilian agro-industry, who dreams of grazing his herds of cattle and making
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