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Brazil's Agriculture Boom Exacts High Cost

Settlers are carving farmland from the Brazilian rainforest, often setting illegal fires. These fields were torched just a few months ago, and grass for grazing cattle has already sprung up.
Martin Kaste, NPR
Settlers are carving farmland from the Brazilian rainforest, often setting illegal fires. These fields were torched just a few months ago, and grass for grazing cattle has already sprung up.

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Martin Kaste is a correspondent on NPR's National Desk. He covers law enforcement and privacy. He has been focused on police and use of force since before the 2014 protests in Ferguson, and that coverage led to the creation of NPR's Criminal Justice Collaborative.