Amazon wildfires: Fears rainforest may turn into savannah

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    Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is experiencing its worst spate of fires in about 10 years. Environmental activists say President Jair Bolsonaro’s environmental policies are to blame. 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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  • In This Story: Monica Yanakiew

    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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