27 C
Manila
Monday, January 27, 2020
Home World At a Glance Brazil highways drive Amazon devt, destruction

Brazil highways drive Amazon devt, destruction

 

RIO DE JANEIRO: Trucker Erik Fransuer spends months at a time driving back and forth on highways that cut through the Amazon in northern Brazil, delivering soy or corn to river ports. Fransuer is one of thousands of truckers plying the BR230 and BR163, major transport routes that have played a key role in the development and destruction of the world’s largest rainforest, now being ravaged by fires. “I like the freedom of being on the road,” Fransuer, 26, says as he and other drivers relax in hammocks strung up between trucks parked side by side at a gasoline station in the dust-blown town of Ruropolis.

AFP


Bryant’s helicopter flew in fog that grounded other choppers

CALABASAS, California: The helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and eight others that crashed into a rugged hillside outside Los Angeles was flying in foggy conditions...

‘Draconian’ travel curbs needed to halt spread of virus – scientists

HONG KONG: Governments need to implement "draconian" travel curbs to stop a mystery coronavirus in China becoming a global epidemic, a team of experts...

China extends holiday to buy time as virus keeps spreading

WUHAN, China: China on Monday extended its biggest national holiday to buy time in the fight against a viral epidemic, as the death toll spiked...

2 of 11 suspected 2019-nCoV carriers are in Metro Manila

TWO of the 11 persons under investigation on suspicion that they were infected with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) are in Metro Manila, the Department...

DFA to Pinoys in China: Take precautions vs deadly virus

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) advised Filipinos in China, especially in Wuhan, to take necessary precautions against the deadly novel coronavirus. The DFA, through its...

Today’s Front Page January 27, 2020

Today’s Front Page January 27, 2020