Brazil’s Environmental Policy Void

Living on Earth
The World

NPR’s David Welna reports from Rio de Janeiro on the environmental policy void left by the impeachment of Brazilian President Fernando Collor. With the country’s political leaders distracted by scandal and uncertainty, protection of the Amazon forest and its inhabitants has all but disappeared, and the illegal extraction of mahogany for the US and overseas market is on the rise.

Sign up for our daily newsletter

Sign up for The Top of the World, delivered to your inbox every weekday morning.