published: 2018-11-02 16:04:23
Newly elected President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro holds the future of the world’s largest rainforest in his hands. His plans for it put us all in jeopardy.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: JOEL BACH and DREW MAGRATTEN
WRITER: DREW MAGRATTEN
SCRIPT EDITORS: JOEL BACH, MAGGIE BADORE, JOSH FUTTERSAK and MATT ROSENBAUM
VIDEO EDITOR: ETHAN DAVID
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