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Amazon Fire: Who Owns the Amazon?

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The current government of Brazil brings painful new dimensions to an old question.

By Catherine Seavitt Nordenseon, ASLA

Who owns the Amazon? In news reports about the unprecedented number of fires burning in this vast forest during the past several months, Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, has vehemently answered “Brazil”—punctuating that claim with the charge that any nation holding a different opinion is simply a colonizer, usually a European one. Continue reading Amazon Fire: Who Owns the Amazon?