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Response to peacebuzzard (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 11, 2019, 04:17 PM

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Brazil's solution to their very severe and longstanding urban slum problem has basically been, since the 1970s, the relocation of slum-dwellers to the Amazon.

They're largely illiterate and not particularly patient (lots of domestic violence), so predictably enough, they quickly take to slash-and-burn agriculture and ranching.

And since the soil in the Amazon is mostly so poor, they have no choice but to keep moving after a few planting seasons.

Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff tried to curb the trend - but with only modest results.

Now that the hard right in back in power, it's full speed ahead - the world be damned.

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