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Amazon fires stir bitter dispute over who is to blame

This Aug. 15, 2019 satellite image from Maxar Technologies shows closeup view of a fire southwest of Porto Velho Brazil. Brazil's National Institute for Space Research, a federal agency monitoring deforestation and wildfires, said the country has seen a record number of wildfires this year as of Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Marcelo Silva de Sousa, Associated Press

August 22, 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — As fires raged in the Amazon rainforest, the Brazilian government on Thursday denounced international critics who say President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb massive deforestation. The growing threat to what some call "the lungs of the planet" has ignited a bitter...

The rise of conservatism around the world

Jair Bolsonaro, presidential candidate with the Social Liberal Party, smiles after voting in general elections in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.

Marin Scott, Nation & World Editor

October 8, 2018

Throughout the world controversial and conservative candidates are sliding into positions of power. In France, there was the increased support of Marine Le Pen. In Italy, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has gained immense support from conservatives in the country, as well as a political endorsement...

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