16 Dec '11, 5am

Half of Brazilians in Fear of War Over the Amazon

As more and more places in the developed world join those already heavily reliant on non-domestic resources, it's no wonder that folks in some developing nations might be worried about the future -- and in Brazil, they are. According to the results of a new poll, half of all Brazilians surveyed are either certain, or strongly believe that within the next 20 years an attack will be waged on their homeland for control of the resource-rich Amazon rainforest. But who would do such a thing? Well, 37 percent say the United States is a likely aggressor. The survey, conducted by the Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA), found that out of the 3,796 Brazilians questioned, there are underlying concerns about the state of their nation's resources. All told, 50 percent of respondents were seriously concerned about attacks pertaining to the Amazon; 45 percent believed that acce...

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