New York Times article says Brazil’s election will decide the future of the planet

An opinion article published in the New York Times newspaper this Thursday (27) states that Brazil’s elections put “in Game” O “future of the planet”. The second round of elections will take place this Sunday (30).

The journalist Agnes Walton and the activist Alessandra Orofino sign the text that focuses on deforestation in the Amazon. The New York Times article states that whoever wins the “will inherit control of more than half of the Amazon rainforest and, by extension, will determine the conditions for future life on Earth”.

According to the authors, the president and candidate for reelection, Jair Bolsonaro (PL), is “uncompromising in its desire to sacrifice the Amazon, its conservation reserves and indigenous lands for agribusiness and ‘development’”. The article also cites the “increasing deforestation rates” what left the forest ecosystem “on the brink of catastrophe”.

about the candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (EN), the reportage claims that he already “proved” in previous mandates that “can be tough” against environmental crimes.

“For many Brazilians, this will be a painful election between two deeply flawed candidates. But for the future of human life on this planet, there is only one right choice.”conclude the authors of the article.

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