Rio de Janeiro
The big international investment funds will they save the Amazon? Skepticism remains, but, by putting billions of dollars into play, they have already imposed a change of tone on the government of Jair Bolsonaro which has so far unquestioningly encouraged the destruction of the largest rainforest in the country. world.
The timing is not due to chance: the dry season has just started in the Amazon. This is the time, until October, for fires that precede illegal logging and land. Last summer, the images of the Amazon on fire had moved the world, caused a pass of arms between France and Brazil and definitively placed Jair Bolsonaro in the camp of environmental predators. In the former captain's first year in power, deforestation jumped 30%.
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This year, she is breaking records again. In the first half, with more than 3,000 km2, it was up 25% compared to the
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