Brazil: Amazon deforestation races to 12-year high under Bolsonaro
13 December 2020 | 3:22 pm
Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest this year reached its highest level since 2008, government data shows. The destruction comes as President Jair Bolsonaro continues to weaken environmental regulations.
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