With Amazon Ablaze, Brazil Faces Global Backlash

The fires scorching the Amazon come amid growing concern that Brazil’s weakening environmental policies could jeopardize the country’s trade and foreign relations

The New York Times
Aug 23 · 6 min read
A two-kilometre-long stretch of fire billowing from the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil on August 23.
A two-kilometre-long stretch of fire billowing from the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil on August 23.
The rain forest, critical to absorbing the planet’s carbon dioxide, has seen an increase in deforestation under Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro. Photos: Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images unless noted

By Manuela Andreoni, Letícia Casado and Ernesto Londoño

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