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    Brazil agents raid illegal miners in Amazon

    Reuters . Altamira, Brazil | Updated at 12:00am on September 01, 2019

    Federal agents in Brazil exchanged gunfire with illegal miners in the Amazon state of Para on Friday, according to Reuters witnesses, in a dramatic example...

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    Amazon fires pose health risks to children: WHO

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on August 31, 2019

    Fires raging in the Amazon pose a risk to health including from respiratory diseases, especially in children, the World Health Organisation said on Friday. The...

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    Brazil bans burning for two months to defuse Amazon crisis

    Agence-France-Presse .  Brazil | Updated at 12:00am on August 30, 2019

    Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree Wednesday to ban burning throughout the country for two months, government sources cited in local media said, as...

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    Amazon fires a tipping point: forestry group chief

    Agence France-Presse . Yokohama | Updated at 12:00am on August 29, 2019

    The fires tearing through the Amazon represent a ‘tipping point’ for the health of the rainforest, the head of a top global forestry management body...

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    Archeologists find remains of 227 sacrificed children in Peru

    Agence France-Presse . Lima | Updated at 01:55pm on August 28, 2019

    Archeologists in Peru say the 227 bodies they have unearthed from a site used by the pre-Columbian Chimu culture is the biggest-ever discovery of sacrificed...

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    Venezuelan migrants flood into Ecuador

    Reuters . Bogota | Updated at 12:00am on August 28, 2019

    More than 85,000 Venezuelan migrants crossed into Ecuador from Colombia in the last month, ahead of new visa restrictions from Quito that took effect on...

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    Rain won't extinguish Amazon fires for weeks, weather experts say

    Reuters . Brasilia | Updated at 12:00am on August 28, 2019

    Weak rainfall is unlikely to extinguish a record number of fires raging in Brazil’s Amazon anytime soon, with pockets of precipitation through September 10 expected...

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    New fires erupt in Amazon, Brazil rejects G7 aid

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 03:07pm on August 27, 2019

    Hundreds of new fires have flared up in the Amazon in Brazil, data showed on Monday, even as military aircraft dumped water over hard-hit areas...

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    More fires flare up in Amazon

    Agence France-Presse . Porto Vrlho, Brazil | Updated at 12:00am on August 27, 2019

    Hundreds of new fires have flared up in the Amazon in Brazil, data showed Monday, even as military aircraft dumped water over hard-hit areas and...

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    Pope fears for Amazon, the planet's 'vital lung'

    Agence France-Presse . Vatican City | Updated at 06:46pm on August 25, 2019

    Pope Francis on Sunday voiced concern for the Amazon rainforest, a ‘vital’ lung for the planet, as the worst blazes in years have sparked a...

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