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Fire Is Not Brazil's Only Amazon Problem

Robert Muggah, research director of the Igarapé Institute in Rio de Janeiro, joins Deep Dish to discuss the myriad problems across Brazil.
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Flames raging across the Amazon have captured the world's attention, but Brazil faces other pressing economic, political, and conservation consequences due to deforestation as well. In all, the fires have revealed a stark division between increasingly urban populations and the rural areas that feed their modern way of life. Robert Muggah, research director of the Igarapé Institute in Rio de Janeiro and a Council nonresident senior fellow, joins Deep Dish to discuss.

About the Experts
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Cities
Council expert Robert Muggah
Robert Muggah is a specialist in cities, security, migration, and new technologies. He cofounded the Igarapé Institute—an independent think and do tank devoted to data-driven safety and justice across Latin America and Africa, where he is currently the director of research. In addition to serving as a nonresident senior fellow at the Council, Muggah is a fellow or faculty at six other institutions.
Council expert Robert Muggah
Vice President, Studies
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the Council's weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.