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Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro promises Joe Biden to end deforestation, seeks financial help

President Jair Bolsonaro has written a letter to his US counterpart Joe Biden pledging to end illegal deforestation in Brazil by 2030 and seeking “considerable” financial help to get there, officials said on Thursday.The letter comes a week before Biden hosts a virtual climate summit with 40 world leaders, including Bolsonaro – a far-right climate-change sceptic with whom he previously clashed on the issue of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon.“In an unequivocal measure of support for your…


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