Deforestation in Ecuador: The challenging task of regenerating forests

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    In this edition we head to Ecuador, which has the highest annual rate of deforestation of any country in the Western Hemisphere. In the province of Esmeraldas, many locals are trying to replant their own trees in order to help make a living, either by selling the fruit or the wood. And as strange as it may seem, they’re being backed by the biggest deforestation company in the region. Our correspondent Thomas Nicolon reports.

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