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Brazil's Bolsonaro authorizes military to fight Amazon destruction

Reuters Thursday, 7 May 2020
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has authorized deployment of the armed forces in the Amazon rainforest region to fight deforestation and fires, according to a decree published in the government gazette on Thursday.
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