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Brazil's Amazon is burning: 'Some families lost everything'

Brazil's Amazon is burning: 'Some families lost everything'
Friday 23
3:20 2019

For the past two weeks, Zonalia Santos and her neighbours have spent their days trying to save their houses and crops from the large forest fires in the western Brazilian state of Rondonia. Santos lives in a settlement with 35 other families and although they managed to save their homes, she tells Al Jazeera "the fire touched almost everything else". "We spent the whole day fighting the fire ourselves, but it took pastures, bushes, cacao crops, wood, nuts or acai berries," she says. Santos and her family depend on growing cacao to produce chocolate, from which they make about $100 ...

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Summary: Indigenous families fight to save their homes and land as fires rage on in parts of Brazil's Amazon.

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