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Amazon deforestation at highest in ten years

Good morning! We’re covering the hike in Amazon deforestation numbers. More controversy surrounding Justice Minister Sergio Moro. And a case that could limit Brazil’s anti-corruption efforts. (This newsletter is for platinum subscribers only. Become one now!)


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A new phase of Operation Car Wash, launched this morning, targets former Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes (2013-2018). An arrest warrant has been issued against Mr. Cartes, who is believed to have helped Dario Messer, a notorious money launderer, flee the police last year.

Today’s operation focuses on money laundering schemes, but also concerns the smuggling of firearms and illegal cigarettes across the Brazil-Paraguay...

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