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The conservation of Brazil's Amazon is threatened by the poor social conditions of its 24 million inhabitants, the first comprehensive study measuring the situation has found.Nearly all of the Amazon municipalities have a social progress score below the national average, according to the study, which was published in partnership with nonprofit organization Social Progress Imperative.The study follows the release of the 2014 global SPI, developed by Social Progress Imperative, which ranked Brazil 46th out of 132 countries.Among other problems, only 39 percent of its 760,000 population has access to clean water, 24 percent is illiterate and it recorded twice the average rate of violence against women.Violence against women is double the average of the Amazon, at 160 cases per 100,000 residents.
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