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2022 Presidential Candidates Diverge on Policies for the Amazon (Portuguese)


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The result of the elections in October in Brazil will define how the government will treat the...

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Check out the proposals for the environment among the main candidates for the Presidency of the Republic

This report was produced with support from the Amazon Rainforest Journalism Fund, in partnership with the Pulitzer Center.

Among the major presidential candidates, none fails to emphasize the importance of conserving the Amazon and combating deforestation. The differences lie in the emphasis given to the policies chosen to achieve this goal, as well as in the historical performance of each one in relation to the issue.

JOTA's report separated the main proposals and lines of action for the Amazon and the environment of the four leading candidates in the polls: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT), Jair Bolsonaro (PL), Ciro Gomes (PDT), and Simone Tebet (MDB).

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Candidates for the 2022 Presidential race. Image by JOTA. Brazil, 2022.