Farc’d up: peace deal unleashes war on Colombia’s Amazon forest

Since the government reached a deal with guerrilla force, the brakes are off environmentally catastrophic activities

12 December 2021 - 18:12 By Matthew Bristow

Peak burning season is approaching in the Colombian Amazon.

Near the town of El Capricho in the country’s south, cows graze among tree stumps on a strip hacked out of the rainforest. A more recently razed patch looks as though it has been shelled, the ground scattered in branches waiting to be burnt off. ..

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