Since taking office as president, Jair Bolsonaro has overseen the dismantling of Brazil’s already frail mechanisms for the curbing of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. While the upwards trend in deforestation took off in 2013, it has accelerated to dangerous heights over the past few months. In June, Amazon deforestation increased 88.4 percent compared to the same period last year, according to a study by the National Institute of Space Research (Inpe).
BREAKING: Jair Bolsonaro's Social Liberal Party left the support base of RJ state Governor Wilson Witzel in Rio's state congress saying the party "disagrees" with his policial stances." Witzel said last week that he is a "governor who wants to be president." #BrazilianReport https://t.co/QN5SBsKyEh
The chairman of the Parliamentary Investigation Committee into fake news, Sen. Angelo Coronel, said that RJ city councilor Carlos Bolsonaro will be called to testify. Coronel suggested Pres Bolsonaro's son was responsible for his father social media since the campaign #BReport https://t.co/DmAIGX261O
Diego Gaia, professor at the Federal University of São Paulo, won an award for one of 2019's best medical technologies after inventing a cardiac prosthetic, the Endobentall, which merges a stent w/ a transcatheter valve, possibly leading to fewer mortalities from heart surgeries https://t.co/124A8bKsfp
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