Bolsonaro's Vendetta Assault on the Rainforest Continues in the Shadow of the Pandemic

As the country suffers under the coronavirus pandemic, an unprecedented attack on the Amazon is taking place in Brazil. President Bolsonaro is actively promoting slash-and-burn agriculture that threatens to destroy the region and further harm the climate.
The slashing and burning of the rainforest in northeastern Brazil: There were 2,248 such fires in June alone.

The slashing and burning of the rainforest in northeastern Brazil: There were 2,248 such fires in June alone.

Foto: Victor Moriyama / The New York Times / REDUXPICTURES / laif
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Leaders of the Kalapalo people: The "savages" were seen as children who needed a guardian.

Leaders of the Kalapalo people: The "savages" were seen as children who needed a guardian.

Foto: Ricardo Moraes / REUTERS
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