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Forests Could Be Casualties in a U.S.-China Trade War

The possibility of a trade war between China and the U.S. has already sent Brazilian soybean premiums soaring, rallying to a 21-month high. Agricultural prices are the strongest factor in increased deforestation. If prices increase, soy production in Brazil would tend to expand. The risk of deforestation extends beyond the Brazilian Amazon to other ecosystems such as the Cerrado (a savannah biome with a mix of forested areas and grasslands), and beyond Brazil to neighboring Paraguay, Argentina and Bolivia. 

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Africa's Longest Serving Rulers

Remittances to Africa Cost Far Too Much Still — More Competition Needed