An Assault on the Amazon

New York Times: IN 1888, Brazil became the last country in the Americas to abolish slavery -- a profound moral stain for a nation that prides itself today on being a multiracial democracy. During the long 19th-century struggle against slavery, at a time when abolitionists in Britain were protesting the forced transfer of millions of Africans from their homelands, Brazilian leaders denounced the global abolitionist movement for interfering in the country's internal affairs. More than a century later, the same......

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