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Manaos de la Amazonía, envuelta en nube tóxica por incendios criminales

La ciudad de Manaos, la capital de la Amazonía brasileña, se encuentra bajo el asedio de una nube tóxica generada por incendios que han sido atribuidos a “criminales”, según alertó el Ministerio de Medioambiente.

Los fuegos han cubierto la capital del estado Amazonas con una densa capa de humo gris desde el miércoles pasado, y la calidad del aire en la ciudad se ha clasificado entre las peores del mundo, de acuerdo al World Air Quality Index.

Las autoridades sanitarias han recomendado a la población evitar la exposición al humo, debido a los riesgos significativos para la salud respiratoria.

Manaos está experimentando el peor octubre en términos de incendios en los últimos 25 años, con un aumento del 154% en los focos de incendio en comparación con el mismo período del año anterior, según datos del Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Espaciales (Inpe).

El gobierno brasileño ha movilizado recursos adicionales para combatir los incendios, incluyendo helicópteros y brigadistas.

Mientras, la ministra de Medioambiente, Marina Silva, vincula los incendios con actividades ilegales destinadas a preparar la tierra para la agricultura o la ganadería después de la deforestación.

Los incendios han coincidido con una sequía extrema en la región, lo que ha afectado el nivel de los ríos y ha complicado el transporte y la provisión de suministros a miles de personas. Además, eventos en la ciudad, como una maratón, se han visto cancelados debido a la nube de humo.

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