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As Brazil Burns, Northern Media Deploy a Strategy of Deflection

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/09/05/brazil-burns-northern-media-deploy-strategy-deflection

besides letting the Bolivian government off the hook, as the right wing also does, this left wing post ignores the rapid rise in population adding to the human demand for more land, more habitat, more resources… for example Brazils population has risen from about 123 million to 210 million in just 39 years, no wonder there is pressure to expand use of the basin…

Hmm, the timing is sure suspicious. China is suddenly super interested in Brazilian soy … why? Right after Trump’s tariffs go into effect making it harder for US farmers to sell our soy to China, the full slash and burn plan for the Amazon goes into effect, for Brazil to make up the difference with its soy. Perhaps it would have happened anyway but I say the match that lit these fires came straight from the White House.

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