The Amazon Is On Fire. How Have Brazil’s Environmental Policies Contributed to it?; What Does Euthanasia and Execution Look Like Across the World?; Global Notes: Remembering Celso Piña

The Amazon Is On Fire. How Have Brazil’s Environmental Policies Contributed to it?; What Does Euthanasia and Execution Look Like Across the World?; Global Notes: Remembering Celso Piña

On today’s show:

  • The head of Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research was fired after revealing dramatic increases in deforestation in the now-burning Amazon.
  • As the U.S. federal government resumes enforcing the death penalty, we take a global look at execution and euthanasia-related practices worldwide.
  • Celebrated Mexican accordion and cumbia master Celso Piña died last Wednesday at 66. We look back at his legacy on this week’s Global Notes.