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Within Hours of Taking Office, “Trump of the Tropics” Starts Assault on the Amazon


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Within Hours of Taking Office, “Trump of the Tropics” Starts Assault on the Amazon

Andy Rowell

Within hours of taking office, the Trump of the Tropics, aka the new President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, launched an all-out assault against the Amazon rainforest and its indigenous communities yesterday, potentially paving the way for large scale deforestion by agricultural, mining and oil companies.


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Kinda freaking me out here, I posted pretty much the by-line to this story in the comments of an other story today in the news section.
Andy, I guess you and I think alike on this subject.


#3

well, so much for the voice of the people as the people elected him by a wide margin. As to the threat to the Amazon being a threat to the world, that reminds me of the line in Casablanca when in response to a warning that the world can be about to die, Bogart replies - at least it will be out of its misery!


#4

Ecoterrorists of the world unite! This cancer must be excised quickly.