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Wildfires ring alarm bells over deforestation in the Amazon

By AFP
29 December 2019   |   12:50 pm
The fires in the Amazon have raised global concern, but above all they have drawn attention to deforestation in the world's largest tropical forest, where indigenous reserves, large landowners, illegal farmers and mining coexist under permanent tension. AFPTV looks back on the fires that have ravaged Amazon and Latin America.

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