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    Jill Richardson

    This guy is a speculator from Europe who burnt his forest to a crisp for no good reason.

    He had the National Land Reform Institute put in some markers to show where his property was, then he lit a match to his forest (to "prove" he's using it), and then he walked away.

    The forest was extremely dry since it hadn't rained, and the fire spread to Daniel's next door neighbor's pasture. Then it spread to Daniel's property....

    We also passed what appeared to be a logging operation, with a yard strewn with absolutely enormous tree trunks....

    In addition to speculators and accidents, there's development and - perhaps the biggest cause of deforestation - cattle ranching.

    Much of the problem comes down to economics. Fruits and many vegetables rot....

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