Worst Brazil forest fires in a decade, yet election silence


              FILE - Towels with images of Brazilian presidential candidates, President Jair Bolsonaro and former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, are for sale by a street vendor, hanging from a makeshift clothesline in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022. Despite the smoke clogging the air of entire Amazon cities, state elections have largely ignored environmental issues. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, from left, who is running for reelection, Padre Kelmon of the Brazilian Labour Party, Felipe D'Avila of the Novo Party, Soraya Thronicke of the Brasil Union Party, former president and now presidential candidate Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva of the Workers' Party, Simone Tebet of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, and Ciro Gomes of the Democratic Labour Party, pose at a presidential debate in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sept. 29, 2022. Despite the smoke clogging the air of entire Amazon cities, state elections have largely ignored environmental issues. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, center, who is running for president again with the Workers' Party campaign waves in Salvador, Brazil, Sept. 30, 2022. Despite the smoke clogging the air of entire Amazon cities, state elections have largely ignored environmental issues. Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro is seeking a second four-year term against leftist da Silva, who ruled Brazil between 2003 and 2010. (AP Photo/Raphael Muller, File)
            
              FILE - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, center, who is running for a second term, greets supporters during a campaign rally in Santos, Brazil, Sept. 28, 2022. Despite the smoke clogging the air of entire Amazon cities, state elections have largely ignored environmental issues. Bolsonaro is seeking a second four-year term against Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who ruled Brazil between 2003 and 2010 and leads the polls. (AP Photo/Andre Penner, File)
            
              FILE - Smoke rises from a forest fire in the Transamazonica highway region, in the municipality of Labrea, Amazonas state, Brazil, Sept. 17, 2022. Despite the smoke clogging the air of entire Amazon cities, state elections have largely ignored environmental issues. Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro is seeking a second four-year term against leftist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who ruled Brazil between 2003 and 2010. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros, File)
            
              FILE - Brazil's former president who is 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. Despite the smoke clogging the air of entire Amazon cities, state elections have largely ignored environmental issues. Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro is seeking a second four-year term against leftist da Silva, who ruled Brazil between 2003 and 2010. (AP Photo/Raimundo Pacco, File)
            
              FILE - A billboard in support of the Brazilian President who is running for reelection, Jair Bolsonaro, with phrases written in Portuguese, left, "We are Bolsonaro," right, "We Believe in God and Value the Family," is displayed at the entrance of a farm in the municipality of Humaita, Amazonas state, Brazil, Sept. 17, 2022. Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro is seeking a second four-year term against leftist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who ruled Brazil between 2003 and 2010 and leads the polls. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros, File)
            
              FILE - Fire brigade members walk in to a burnt area in Apui, Amazonas state, Brazil, Sept. 21, 2022. Despite the smoke clogging the air of entire Amazon cities, state elections have largely ignored environmental issues. Far-right President Jair Bolsonaro is seeking a second four-year term against leftist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who ruled Brazil between 2003 and 2010. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros, File)
Worst Brazil forest fires in a decade, yet election silence