Brazil’s rainforest is being burnt at an increasingly worrying rate, up 84% on last year, as the new Government under Jair Bolsonaro has made it clear their sympathies are with loggers rather than the indigenous groups who live in the forest. Farmers are clearing land for crop fields and cattle ranches because the new regime is keen to open up the region to economic activity. After an international outcry Bolsonaro ludicrously blamed NGOs for setting the fires.
He took over as President on 1 January 2019 at 4.50pm which puts Sun, Saturn, Pluto in the 8th suggesting dirty-dealings in secret as well as major financial problems. Plus a slippery and ineffectual Neptune in the 10th.
Born 21 March 1955,2.45pm Sao Paulo, Brazil, he’s a former Army officer, infamous for his racist, homophobic and misogynistic remarks and has a brutal and unbudgeable chart with Mars in Taurus opposition Saturn square Pluto opposition Moon Venus in Aquarius. He will be fairly impervious to pressure. Though financial considerations may pull him back to some degree if international pressure keeps up.
See previous post January 2 2019.