A strange alliance is forming against the destruction of the Amazon rainforest

September 11, 2019

As the Amazon rainforest burns with historic ferocity, a strange alliance of ecological advocates and industry is forming to confront the inflammatory rhetoric of Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro. At a meeting in Sao Paulo, Brazil, representatives from the industrial-agriculture sector joined with ecological-advocacy groups to protest the increased deforestation of the Amazon this year. Worried […]

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Here’s who to blame for the Amazon rainforest inferno

September 7, 2019

A confusing tangle of allegations made it difficult to figure out who was at fault for the wildfires consuming Brazil’s Amazon rainforest this summer. President Jair Bolsonaro has famously blamed environmental organizations for setting the fires, claiming that they are disgruntled after he cut off their access to foreign funds. One ruralist — the cattle […]

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These apocalyptic Christians have been hard at work in Latin America — and beyond

September 6, 2019

Capitol Ministries, a powerful American evangelical Christian group with a mission to “evangelize world political leaders,” has been a major player behind the controversial drive to relocate embassies in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The group, which has expanded its influence throughout Latin America and the world, uses its White House connections to advance […]

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