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Mato Grosso state is where 48 percent of Brazil's Amazon deforestation occurred last year. / Credit: Photo Stock
By Mario Osava

Crackdown Not Enough to Stop Deforestation
Entrepreneurs and activists are challenging the results of Operation Curupira, which in June struck at the mafias behind destruction of the Amazon forest. They charge that the government's sting operation also paralyzed the legal lumber industry.

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