Shakira, Ricky Martin and More Latin Artists Express Their Concern For Amazon Fire in Brazil

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Shakira photographed on May 16, 2017 in New York City. 

The world's largest tropical forest is in danger, and Latin artists have taken over social media to express their concerns about the dangerous natural disaster.

“My beloved Brazil! Speak up and stop the deforestation of the Amazon which is 20 per cent of the air we breathe,” Shakira wrote on Twitter. “The home of our people and our fauna should be protected.”

Meanwhile, Ricky Martin wrote on Instagram: “The lung of our planet has been on fire for three weeks. There is no media coverage nor billionaires.”

The news came to light after NASA showed a satellite image of the event. According to CNN, the National Institute for Space Research of Brazil reported that, until August 20, 2019, in Brazil 72,843 fires were counted, which is an increase of more than 80 percent compared to the same period in 2018.

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