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Brazil’s Amazon settlers ‘scratching out a living’

BBC: Brazil's Amazon settlers 'scratching out a living' The rate of deforestation in the Amazon has suddenly increased this year The charred tree stumps in the Amazon rain forest tell their own story. Even though the trees here are probably the best-protected anywhere on earth - at least in theory - someone is still cutting them down and burning them. For several years now, the Brazilian government has insisted that the rate of deforestation in the Amazon has declined sharply. But earlier this...