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Petro weighs up US military help to protect the Amazon

The Amazon rainforest and its over 5 million square kilometers of jungle are distributed across the territory of nine South American countries. It is one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet with more than 3 million species of animals and plants.

For many diplomatic leaders and environmental activists, this was the prism through which they followed the most recent Brazilian election, fearing what a new Bolsonaro administration could mean for the “lungs of the world” in terms of increased deforestation.

The winner, Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, will be one of the most welcome participants at the upcoming…

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