Amazon fire: Raging blazes raise fears of a repeat of 2019

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  • Fires are once again raging in the Amazon region and experts say the damage could be even worse than last year’s devastation.
    That is despite government pledges to avoid a repeat of the 2019 tragedy.

    Al Jazeera’s Monica Yanakiew reports from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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    In This Story: Brazil

    Brazil is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.

    Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states and the Federal District. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas, as well as the most populous Roman Catholic-majority country.

    Its Amazon basin includes a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems, and extensive natural resources spanning numerous protected habitats. Brazil is classified as an upper-middle income economy by the World Bank and a newly industrialized country.

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    American-Brazilian Journalist, based in Rio de Janeiro, covering Brazil for Aljazeera English. Previously worked in over 30 countries, covering world events. – Source @MonikaKiev Twitter Bio

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