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Saturday, November 28, 2009
Jobs, economics complicate Brazil's Amazon fight
A few decades ago, Mato Grosso — "thick forest" in Portuguese — was covered by jungle. Today, it is an endless plain of soy farms and meatpacking plants that resembles the American Midwest. [Photograph by:Rhett Butler/Mongabay]