RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As 2022 begins, wildfires have consolidated as the main threat to three South American countries, having already affected more than ten provinces in Argentina and devastated more than 20,000 hectares on average the coast of Uruguay and another 31,000 hectares in Chile.
In Argentina, fires have broken out in eleven of the country's 24 jurisdictions, prompting the Ministry of Environment and the Federal Council for the Environment (Cofema) to declare a so-called "fire emergency" for 12 months.
The measure is based on the extreme risk of forest and pasture fires, and coordination . . .