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Brazil VP challenges DiCaprio to hike in Amazon rainforest

BRASILIA: Brazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourao challenged Hollywood actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio to an eight-hour hike in the Amazon, saying he wanted to show that the rainforest is not burning. Mourao, who heads President Jair Bolsonaro’s task force on

Brazil deploys troops to curb Amazon deforestation

BRASILIA: Brazil’s government has renewed for a presidential decree for thirty days allowing the deployment of the armed forces to combat rising deforestation in the Amazon and protecting the world’s largest rainforest. The extension was signed by President Jair Bolsonaro