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Brazil | New rightwing president vows no more Indigenous PAs in Amazon, will ax environment ministry

Jair Bolsonaro, the strident far-right politician who triumphed in Brazil’s presidential election on Sunday, will not only shape the destiny of Latin America’s largest country. His election is also a referendum on the fate of the Amazon: the world’s largest tropical forest, sometimes known as the lungs of the Earth.

The stakes for the planet are huge.

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