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a token of appreciation exposing trade and diplomatic passports today just $250.00 less your heart than the price will go to war over not involving some of the region's highest officials. algis their investigations diplomats to sail. in these van. kagame on the eve of the one month. the empty. and. the one. that just 3 days. in august the world watched in horror as images like this commander brazil
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a flames destroying vast parts of the amazon the world's largest rain forest. there have been over $80000.00 fires in brazil already this year a nearly 30 percent increase from the same period last year. the fires are part of a worsening trend in brazil the rise of deforestation and this comes as the country's president to you both so narrow has weakened environmental protections we're driving through a part of the amazon that's designated as national park and just out the window there's a large fire with its white smoke covering the entire area drifting over the highway and so this is just one of the many fires that have been set to illegally clear the rainforest. in brazil is leaving an environmental crisis now in the amazon. but there is have they made is that i don't think people realize which is that violence that comes with these trucks. that is a human rights tragedy behind the environment outside. it's up there was sick eat
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a meal made you so but if you think. it's not just trees that are being cut in brazil it's lives of people on the frontline trying to stop deforestation. is out there. and sit among. the salt mines travels to brazil to investigate what's at the heart of the amazon burning. these are images from a day that's become notorious in brazil. august 10th. it's now known as the day of fire. what did this area look like. lab at
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a. fair site. it took place in the state of northern brazil. the signs are still here 2 months later visible in the burnt earth. a small farmer here arrived home to see the hills around her farm engulfed in flames. back and forward. for. 31 fires were said just in the farmer settle been torched she lives that one day. and in the area around here there are over $100.00 fires. a. month that stays and. they. saw. jakob on say had killed mondal.
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what the day of fire illustrates about what's happening in brazil is that most of these fires are not natural. or manmade deliberately set to clear land for cattle and often illegal logging. to jess in jerks who moved things a keel so often his film. why did people want you to spread the word about the dish and those who put on as a journalist in the town of nova progresso where the fires were centered days before the fire here. an article saying that local ranchers replanning a series of coordinated fires for aug 10th camel. scene vice. was like this. he says that the people who set the fires also had another objective.
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but he knew helmet she. was in position. to seal. the day a fire took place as the world's eyes turned to brazil and international outrage reached its peak over the fires here. leaders like french president a manual mccrone said president both sinatra needed to do more to protect the amazon considered a bulwark against rising temperatures and climate change. but both are now dismissed european leaders concerns saying they shouldn't interfere and without any evidence blamed foreign n.g.o.s. force you to see that what this said is the world is looking to split a deal could have a greater so. eventually the government was forced to respond deploying the army across the amazon to combat the fires at the
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end of august. in nova progresso the presence of federal forces along with an investigation into the day of fire raise tensions and also for. us. is there plenty. to keep you stuck with us. fliers like this were distributed on social media and around town saying that it does say it was responsible for the attention brought to nova progresso are you afraid when you saw this. going to me in the christmas song when he was. he was forced to leave town for nearly a month only recently returned when we spoke to him. at this you told us he isn't confident authorities will be able to catch the main people behind that they have fire. elease so many americans are
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a little out of his own that i would like to end the market because quasi going to jail as for that is ourselves. even if officials don't catch the organizers the message the perpetrators want to send is clear it is a congenital. had a walk with a bucket if possible bombs one of them a former mine's spouse wasn't happy was just when you watch it is. deforestation was on the rise even before bolton are came to office. especially in areas like this of cattle ranching. but also illegal logging and mining. but the fires in brazil this year seem to confirm the worst fears of bolton are as critics that the new president would worsen deforestation rather than combat it. also never was elected on the far right platform of opening
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up the amazon for development by easing environmental restrictions. will have it i think a lot but it will be limited set of people to work all we'll be it what you might think will build up to what i didn't want to be what we seem to do. yes how fast i work about. under both some narrow deforestation is at its highest point in a decade with an area 10 times the size. new york city destroyed through october this year. and in august there was an average of a 1000 fires every day. the message that arrives on the ground is that now everything is possible and now we can. keep on deforesting because it will be forgiving. criminal networks are at the heart of deforestation in the amazon were valuable trees are cut illegally for temper. later fires are said to clear the land so it can be sold often with fake land titles and used for
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cattle or sawing to key exports as well as mining. even with deforestation rising also merrill has weakened the main federal environmental agency slashing its budget. and not even a year into his presidency fines for environmental crimes have gone down by nearly 30 percent from last year. we wanted to understand how both sonars policies and budget cuts have impacted obama so we accompanied a team of agents on a field operation in the state of pa and brazil's north. using satellite data they're hoping to confirm locations of illegal logging and try to find out who's behind it. wrapped up water. and one point we came across a house that looked like it was recently occupied or logs were still burning.
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well this is part of the old as a lot of this. is. just a bit further down the road there are more signs loggers have been here. all of. the above agent told us that this took place maybe today or yesterday and that this tree customary tree is probably over 70 years old and this is a protected tree that's not supposed to be deforested. as we drove along it felt like we were always one step behind the illegal loggers. coming across one patch after another of scorched land. we couldn't interview any of the agents we accompanied because environmental ministry wouldn't allow them to speak. but we did
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find one agent who was not a part of this operation who was willing to speak with us about what's hot. the thing at obama under bolton are all. about what you think about them are you free speech or more mean you were concealing his identity because he's not authorized to speak he told us that operations like the one we went on have become increasingly rare under golson r.-o. or because she was reported in school i mean. the most i see those are easily your position oh so much you mean you so does hope also. was a poor woman to me in the film with me and what. is absolutely you would you want i mean this in your ph lives garcia. he also told us that their job has become harder due to restrictions on destroying the equipment used by illegal loggers and miners judge them is all we could probably have been is really the show you are putting up here they are that you got it it
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was somebody you know. argues bob as i can assure the only people who produce so i'll be able to take your ball or russian intervention or something is work which a lot of it in the yard to me. but you know well of course in this. one effect of the weakening of brazil's environmental agency has been that communities in the amazon are increasingly on their own to protect their land. for indigenous communities this has been coupled with moves by president bill tomorrow to try and open up their territories for agriculture on mining. we met 2 leaders from the other indigenous communities to be. there taking us to see where illegal loggers have entered their territory recently
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. a lot of us are not so new but isn't this. also was semi michael meso it's my duty this is i could go meso me so my homeland they think oh my son. in the way diane thought but the. thing molly monday did. and he see quando in italy. i can't comment so. fulfilled and i had no born. in montana. the past we walked along in the dense forest was one cut and plowed through by loggers. heal me sainty. abo one of the up is so. you know what us on doesn't. it don't do venus is just
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a they made the democracy and as in choosing to mourn the 3 stay is a. always me as. this is. until i saw him by the police found out how not. to face. the. i don't think. before bull sonar was elected set up a village on the border of their territory to try and stop criminals from coming in but in the past year it's become harder and illegal loggers have managed to cut and burn deeper and deeper into their lands encroaching on the community. later
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another of our leader touchy joined us in the areas we went to with him not only did we see where the trees had been cut and taken but that loggers were already taking the trees apart right in the forest. jamling. it is issue number. they say they say you must send. officials refer to illegal groups that harvest history as a mafia's. deeper into their territory it's one patch after another of wood cut and torn away by loggers to be sold as part of the timber trade. or for the high level with so much data and.
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with the lack of response from the government they've started confronting the longer to try and stop them. know. that the hand you know. but confronting illegal loggers comes with risks. a mass energy. didn't you butt out. that lead kids is the man did you cost them and the world that they're mad men dissin $95.40 scanty. but i. get them one to. deny so brave even that killed them.
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not nice is used. up there. but offered this a fancy. we made repeated requests to the ministry of environment for an interview but received no response. the local people. have stepped up their defense of the forest because of the lack of state their walk is extremely valuable especially now if you do a show where you have weakening over a year season they don't have enough people. but that work by local residents in the us people isn't all there are some farmers. at risk a race call threads intimidation violence and even killings by cream you know networks that are intent on destroying the forests for profit.
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brazil is one of the most dangerous countries in the world to be a land offender because of the power of criminal networks deforesting the land. 'd as illegal logging and mining have gotten worse here and i don't know so many among us here has tried to stop it by reporting it to officials but that comes with risks . 3 farmers who tried to report illegal logging here were killed last year. when bill dorman no muddied the law you. wonder why dad you feel cooked i. may i you feel kelly. in mail don't you know am doing me a. meal and less and less bad game you need to move. the threats were made particularly clear last year when she tried to report the burning of 2000 of her banana trees to
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a bamma would not have. been my date and. if i was in there to keep the only bomb and then this young lady. who should own ground don't get on if we don't me out extending my shoe. the threats haven't stopped since then. my has. to floyd least you'll. need the spammy. at least. the. media. with the killings last year she knows these aren't idle threats.
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and. my. it's not just maria's settlement. in the past decade over 300 people have been killed across the brazilian amazon over land conflicts standing up to powerful interests these are very specific killings instead killing to the personal always standing up and defending the forest back elian sends a message to everybody in the community that they you do anything that's going to happen to you so they impact of the killings is you know enormous. to. this woman knows the costs of trying to fight against the 4 station 2 well her husband a small farmer disappeared last year after he confronted
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a local rancher who was taking trees from his land. we're concealing her identity at her request because of her fear of being targeted by the people who went after her husband what happened with your husband how did this all begin or daily saw you . i mean for procedure. was your husband intending to report illegal logging to the authorities before he disappeared. look as though he. was. the mother. she told us the no one's been held accountable for her husband's disappearance do you know if your husband is dead or alive. they've been in the.
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despite the risks why was it important for your husband to report what was happening. or can you just give you my going to be. simple to separate up by the. things you put in. with no body to bury all she and her family can do is hope and wait for justice but there's a high rate of impunity here and murders are rarely solved and federal prosecutors say part of the problem is the power criminal networks have economically and over local officials and that is cause them was a killing for us asked of cell builders and from a science level we won't group this with us as a compromise so injuries from issues in which. a mission has worked yes jealous of
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each of us and us home. but it was a look. almost a theme. maestro to the poor dear just start to heal me. the key is the message that school symbolism because that you've. achieved as a kid loco it was a day this was. probably me. last this place was something that just as. what did the land name to your husband point. in saying our demise disappear. the sunni in their frequent cover when you. have you gone back to the land and your husband disappeared no. where you want to be present.
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at the situation continues along this path do you think the rate of violence could get worse if it isn't seen as a child process joementum does of illness is to. sampson the self. quoting buddha a prop is the stance of the food each day then they think yes i'm going to insist. on the hill towns my school could have marches on houses which just. as the fires continued in brazil also narrow took the stage at the u.n. general assembly in september defending his response to the crisis they are not no with us still there for us throughout the evening course will be the bill for which is major loss i mean it's a major. and took aim at other countries saying the amazon was presumes to use violence or death as follows mortal bodies easier judge of the embark corners me
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just as the media paul told you form of there is this pay top. dollar in your earliest. version out archaeal you know that my thoughts get out our north us a bit and here. the president why have you weakened over certain protection in the amazon we made repeated requests to president bolton i was office for an interview but were told he was unavailable there is no doubt. that president obama's own belongs to brazil and the brazilian you know i don't think anybody's putting that into question. but at the end of the day there are people who are suffering most we did the struction of the amazon are brazilians. and yes sad.
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