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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.

Foreign capital powers Brazil's meatpackers

Foreign capital powers Brazil's meatpackers and helps deforest the Amazon

Foreign investors, including asset management companies and pension funds, now own large stakes, which means that ordinary citizens in the United States and elsewhere are helping fund Amazon deforestation through their investments.

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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.
Saving the Amazon has come at the cost of Cerrado deforestation: Study
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Saving the Amazon has come at the cost of Cerrado deforestation: Study

The benefits of zero-deforestation agreements in the Amazon are being offset by the spillover of deforestation and native vegetation loss into other biomes.
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