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Brazil’s president accuses actor DiCaprio of financing Amazon fires, offers no evidence

30 November 2019, 4:06 PM

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro claimed on Friday that Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio financed fires being set in the Amazon rainforest, without presenting any evidence.

Brazil deforestation rises in August, adding to Amazon fire worries

9 September 2019, 3:20 PM

Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest rose for the fourth straight month in August from a year earlier, according to preliminary government data released on Friday.

Brazil says open to aid for Amazon fires but will decide how it’s used

28 August 2019, 9:01 AM

Brazil said on Tuesday it was ready to accept foreign aid to help fight fires in the Amazon but only if it could determine how it was spent, in an apparent attempt to smooth over a public spat between the Brazilian and French presidents.

As Amazon burns, Brazil’s Bolsonaro tells rest of world not to interfere

23 August 2019, 9:59 AM

Amid growing international criticism over the wildfires raging through the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday admitted farmers could be illegally setting the rainforest ablaze but told foreign powers not to interfere.

Brazil inmates ‘suffocated’ during transfer after jail riot

31 July 2019, 7:48 PM

Four inmates involved in one of Brazil’s deadliest prison riots suffocated while being transferred to another jail, officials said Wednesday, taking to 62 the number killed over two days.

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