Rainforest in the Amazon that has been felled to make way for growing soybeans.
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The devastation in the Amazon continues at an increasing rate, in the past year deforestation has been the largest in fifteen years.
The devastation has increased every year since Jair Bolsonaro became president, among other things through weaker environmental legislation. Bolsonaro has also called the fires in the forest false news, arguing that the forest was too humid to burn.
But the outside world’s criticism of the situation in the Amazon has caused Bolsonaro to change the tone somewhat and now he promises a hard time against deforestation