29 Jul 2019

Spotlight on South America - threats to the Amazon rainforest

From Nine To Noon, 9:51 am on 29 July 2019

Correspondent Katy Watson tells Kathryn about the latest government data from Brazil shows that the Amazon rainforest is being cleared at the rate of three football pitches a minute. Also Venezuala has has been hit by more massive power cuts in the past week, hitting a third of all states. Decades of underinvestment has damaged the power grid. Katy Watson is a correspondent for the BBC, based in Sao Paulo.

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