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Brazil Sends in Army to Fight Amazon Fires

BRAZIL President Jair Bolsonaro has ordered the armed forces to fight record forest fires in the Amazon, amid international outrage over rising deforestation. Bolsonaro deployed soldiers in nature reserves, indigenous lands and border areas affected by fires. The move is an apparent reversal from Mr Bolsonaro, who has been accused of emboldening miners and loggers, […]Read More

On Amazon Fires: French President Says ‘Our House is Burning’

  FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron says the record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest should be on top of the G7 summit agenda. In a tweet on Thursday he said the fires were an “international crisis” and “our house is burning.” But Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro responded by accusing Macron of using the issue […]Read More