Brazil’s new president promises no deforestation, but challenges loom

When Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is sworn in as president of the second most populous country in the western hemisphere on January 1, few challenges will be greater than fulfilling his pledge to end deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon by 2030.

To understand why, consider the radically different visions of three daughters of a family of rubber tappers living on a large reservation in western Acre. The reserve is forest protected in the name of legendary rubber tapper and environmentalist Chico Mendes.

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