Simple pictorial depiction of the cause of Amazonian fires

Tens of thousands of fires are raging throughout the Amazonian rain forest.   Although some fires occur every year the number of fires this year is a huge increase on previous years and most of the fires are close to areas of the rain forest that were previously cleared for cattle farms.

Below is a simple pictorial explanation of the flow of influence, coercion and money related to the fires.

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Recommended reading
Manuella Libardi on Bolsonaro’s plans for rain forest
Lee Fang on US business ties to Brazilian politicians
Ryan Grim on Blackstone
Robert Mackey on Blackrock

Simple pictorial depiction of the cause of Amazonian fires

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