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

October 3, 2014 12:07 AM

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

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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