Brazil: Deforestation of Amazon hit record high in run-up to election
14 October 2022 | 8:06 am
New figures have highlighted the devastation caused by President Bolsonaro's attacks on environmental rights. Brazil's presidential vote could determine the fate of the Amazon rainforest.
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