efe-epaBy María Angélica Troncoso, Rio De Janeiro

The Brazilian Amazon, which is home to the world's largest tropical rainforest, is on its way to ending 2020 with a record area devastated, according to environmental analysts, as deforestation alerts have grown by 33 percent year-on-year in the period ending July.

There would probably be around 13,000 sq km (5,019 square miles) of deforested land or even more than that in November, Marco Astrini, executive secretary of Climate Observatory, told EFE. EFE-EPA