Flames raging across the Amazon have captured the world's attention, but Brazil faces other pressing economic, political, and conservation consequences due to deforestation as well. In all, the fires have revealed a stark division between increasingly urban populations and the rural areas that feed their modern way of life. Robert Muggah, research director of the Igarapé Institute in Rio de Janeiro and a Council nonresident senior fellow, joins Deep Dish to discuss.
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