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Story Publication logo October 1, 2019

Residents of the Triple Border Between Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru Impact and Are Impacted by the Use of Fires During the Amazon Dry Spell (Portuguese)

Aerial photo gives the size of the area destroyed by the felling and fire in a federal government Incra settlement project; families say clearing to expand cultivation fields. Image by Jardy Lopes/Notícias da Hora. Brazil, 2019.

This project analyzes how the fire in the Amazon rainforest impacted the triple frontier between...

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The sandbanks and the little water left over from the Acre River after six months of drought separate the village of the Piro people in Peru from the Chico Mendes Extractive Reserve in Brazil. Although officially separated by an imaginary line from the international border, the two neighboring regions had a common problem this year: the burning.

While Brazil was at the center of world news because of the forest fires, other Amazonian countries were going through the same situation.

Brazil's triple border with Bolivia and Peru is a good picture of what has been pointed out as one of the most critical moments for the survival of the world's most important rainforest.

View the story in Portuguese on the Notícias da Hora website