PBS NewsHour

What Bolsonaro's presidency means for Brazil and the Amazon

Clip: 08/27/2019 | 10m 14s Video has closed captioning.

In the Amazon rainforest, historic levels of deforestation and fire have prompted global outcry. But what’s driving the devastation? Amna Nawaz and producer Mike Fritz traveled to Brazil to better understand both the physical and political dynamics at play. The series' first report focuses on the influence of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, an advocate for logging and developing the Amazon.

Aired: 08/27/19

Rating: NR

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