Brazil to deploy army to fight Amazon deforestation

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro authorized the army Thursday to fight Amazon wildfires and deforestation, amid warnings the world’s biggest rainforest is disappearing even faster than during record devastation last year.The far-right leader has faced criticism on the world stage for record-breaking wildfires in 2019, his first year in office.And though fire season will only start in late May with dryer weather, there are already worrying signs for this year.Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon for the first three months of the year increased by more than 50 percent f…

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