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Bolivia: What political and economic interest is behind the forest fires?

It is that time in Bolivia when the sky is covered with smoke, allergies in the eyes, nose and throat are exacerbated, and the sun turns orange at sunset due to the curtain of smoke covering Santa Cruz de la Sierra - forest burnings out of control in the department.

According to the study "La Amazonía contra reloj: un diagnóstico regional sobre cómo proteger el 80 % al 2025" (The Amazon against the clock: a regional diagnosis on how to protect 80% by 2025), elaborated by the Red Amazónica de Información Socioambiental Georreferenciada (RAISG) the situation is . . .

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