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The fight for Brazil’s rainforest

Deforestation in the Amazon is on the rise. Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro plans to open the rainforest to ranching, farming and mining. This threatens indigenous populations and impacts climate change. We visited the Amazon to meet with an indigenous community fighting for survival, and a farmer who hopes the new policies will help future economic growth.


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What Lies Behind the Recent Surge of Amazon Deforestation…

President Jair Bolsonaro
Why Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro has environmentalists worried for the Amazon…

Jair Bolsonaro launches assault on Amazon rainforest protections…

Brazil’s new leader promised to exploit the Amazon—but can he?…

Brazil: indigenous people rally in capital to protest against Bolsonaro onslaught…


Producers: Klaus Thymann and Marcia Reverdosa
Camera: Klaus Thymann
Editors: Kevin Tadge, Jesse Threatt
Animations: Jesse Threatt
Research: Dushyant Naresh
Additional protest footage: Eduardo Duwe, Nomade Filmes
Supervising Producer: Allison Brown

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