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Political upheaval in Brazil threatening rainforest communities

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The recent political shift in Brazil is impacting rubber tappers, nut collectors, and other small-scale forest 'extractivistas' from indigenous and quilombola communities in and around the rain forest. With the controversial impeachment of Worker's Party president Dilma Rousseff early this September, the new center-right administration threatens to cut off programs implemented by the Worker's Party which improved the quality of life for residents of the Chico Mendes reserve and other local traditional communities. These programs helped to provide electricity, roads, and schools

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