Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies

Environmental Disaster in the Amazon

September 3, 2019

Breaking in the Amazon: The Tucuruí project was the first large-scale hydroelectric project in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest in the 1980s; this summer’s rush to burn rainforest, to expand fields and replace US soy markets due to the trade war, led to more than 70,000 fires in river basin, many out of control

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