On eve of Brazil presidential election, is the Amazon at stake?

October 3, 2014 12:07 AM

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Most Brazilian voters are focused on what incumbent President Rousseff and top competitor Silva have to say about the sluggish economy. Their prescriptions will have a major impact on environmental protection in the Amazon rainforest.

Manaus; and Rio Branco, Brazil — Environmentalists rolled their eyes when Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff boasted about her country's environmental success at last week's United Nations climate summit.

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