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Brazil highways drive Amazon development -- and destruction

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Brazil highways drive Amazon development -- and destructionRuropolis, Brazil (AFP) Oct 8, 2019

Trucker Erik Fransuer spends months at a time driving back and forth on highways that cut through the Amazon in northern Brazil, delivering soy or corn to river ports. Fransuer is one of thousands of truckers plying the BR230 and BR163, major transport routes that have played a key role in the development and destruction of the world's largest rainforest, now being ravaged by fires. "I l
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