Amazon Destruction in the Name of Progress and Profit

Amazon fires, August 2019

“The Amazon basin, with its 2,772,000 square miles of almost unpopulated and undeveloped land offers our greatest challenge and hope. Capable of supporting a 100 million people, a vast new outlet for industrial America, a giant reservoir of raw materials to the tropics, the Amazon stands today, the white man’s greatest failure.”

Forlandia, Henry Ford’s Rubber plantation in the Amazon
Construction of the Amazon railroad that extracted a big toll in human lives
Construction of the Trans-Amazonian highway in the 1970s
Vale Mining Company open-pit iron copper mine in Para state, Brazil

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