New president’s bid to protect the Amazon will face hurdles


              FILE - Voters arrive to a polling station at the Ceu Butanta school to vote in a presidential run-off election, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Oct. 30, 2022.  In a victory speech Sunday, Oct. 30, Brazil’s president-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva promised to reverse a surge in deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix, File)
            
              FILE - A electoral official carries a voting machines to a polling station during a presidential run-off election pitting President Jair Bolsonaro against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in Autazes, Amazonas State, Brazil, Oct. 30, 2022.  In a victory speech Sunday, Oct. 30, Brazil’s president-elect da Silva promised to reverse a surge in deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros, File)
            
              FILE - Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, center, who was running for president again, hold hands with a supporter after voting in a presidential run-off election in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Oct. 30, 2022. In a victory speech Sunday, Brazil’s president-elect da Silva promised to reverse a surge in deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
            
              FILE - An area of forest on fire near a logging area in the Transamazonica highway region, in the municipality of Humaita, Amazonas state, Brazil, Sept. 17, 2022. In a victory speech Sunday, Oct. 30, Brazil’s president-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva promised to reverse a surge in deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former president who was running for reelection, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, receives a headdress from Assurini Indigenous people during a meeting with traditional populations from the Amazon in Belem, Para state, Brazil, Sept. 2, 2022. In a victory speech Sunday, Oct. 30, Brazil’s president-elect da Silva promised to reverse a surge in deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. (AP Photo/Raimundo Pacco, File)
New president’s bid to protect the Amazon will face hurdles