Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has attacked the leaders of France and Germany – who have both voiced concern about the surge in destruction since Bolsonaro took office in January. File photo: Reuters

Amazon deforestation explodes under Brazil’s president ‘Captain Chainsaw’

  • Since taking power, Jair Bolsonaro has been accused of harming the Amazon to benefit his supporters in the logging, mining and farming industries
  • Around 2,254 sq km of the Amazon were cleared in July, an increase of 278 per cent from a year ago
Topic |   Brazil
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has attacked the leaders of France and Germany – who have both voiced concern about the surge in destruction since Bolsonaro took office in January. File photo: Reuters
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