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Brazil has angrily attacked offers to help it put out the huge fires in the Amazon — here’s why it is pushing back against global outrage

The record number of fires consuming Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has prompted demands from around the world for drastic action. But Brazil’s leaders have pushed back, both downplaying the seriousness of the fires and insisting that it is an issue for Brazil alone to manage. Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, said world […]
Brazil has angrily attacked offers to help it put out the huge fires in the Amazon — here’s why it is pushing back against global outrage
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‘Every year we have wildfires’: Brazil’s president insists fires in the Amazon are no worse than normal, as he sends the army to fight the blazes

After intense international pressure, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday finally moved to battle the devastating blazes sweeping through the Amazon rainforest. In a speech, Bolsonaro said that he will send the country’s army into the Amazon to help battle the fires, but renewed his attacks on outside criticism of […]
‘Every year we have wildfires’: Brazil’s president insists fires in the Amazon are no worse than normal, as he sends the army to fight the blazes