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"Vast fires, many of them set by loggers, are ravaging the Amazon...The number of forest fires in Brazil has soared 84% this year."

Bolsonaro's legacy to the world is well on its way to being the biggest of any other "populist."

"Bolsonaro, who has jokingly nicknamed himself 'Captain Chainsaw,' favors loosening environmental protections to spur economic activity and has clashed with European governments and environmentalists over their concerns about the destruction."
“'I would like to give a message to beloved Angela Merkel,' Bolsonaro said. 'Take your money and reforest Germany, OK?' Germany’s embassy in Brazil responded w/ a video featuring the European country’s lush forests, noting they now covered a third of Germany, more than in past."
And finally, your occasional reminder that Bolsonaro was elected with a huge assist from...YouTube! Take a bow, @google: nytimes.com/2019/08/11/wor… #dontbeevil
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