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In the Amazon, Bolsonaro’s far right may retain power even if Lula wins

While polls show former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva ahead in the upcoming elections, far-right ideology persists in the Amazon region.

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As climate summit unfolds, no Biden-Bolsonaro Amazon deal forthcoming

In recent days, U.S. and Brazilian negotiators engaged behind closed doors to clinch an Amazon protection deal. So far, they’re stalemated, with Brazil asking for money and the U.S. seeking proof of real commitment.
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“The forest is sick and losing its carbon-sequestration capacity”
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“The forest is sick and losing its carbon-sequestration capacity”

A researcher at the INPE Center of Land System Science, Antonio Donato Nobre, describes the state of degradation threatening the future of the Amazon rainforest in an exclusive interview with Mongabay.
David Hill: 10 reasons U.S. must hold Peru to trade deal and protect Amazon
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David Hill: 10 reasons U.S. must hold Peru to trade deal and protect Amazon

Peru's placing of its independent forest inspection agency in the Ministry of Environment – likely a U.S. trade agreement violation – is a serious setback in Amazon illegal logging fight.

Amazon at risk: Brazil plans rapid road and rail infrastructure expansion

Amazon at risk: Brazil plans rapid road and rail infrastructure expansion

Newly appointed Minister of Infrastructure Tarcísio Freitas is resolved to build new Amazon roads and railroads, but expresses limited patience for environmental or indigenous concerns.
Pasture expansion driving deforestation in Brazilian protected area

Pasture expansion driving deforestation in Brazilian protected area

Even Brazil's protected areas aren't currently safe from forest destruction.

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