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Hundreds of new fires in Brazil as Amazon outrage grows

24.8.2019

Hundreds of new fires in Brazil as Amazon outrage grows

More than half of the fires are in the Amazon, and some 1,663 new fires were ignited between Thursday and Friday, according to the National Institute for Space Research (INPE).

Earlier this week, Bolsonaro blamed the fires on non-government organizations, suggesting they deliberately started them after their funding was cut.

French President Emmanuel Macron, who has taken the lead in piling pressure on Bolsonaro over the fires, had earlier accused the far-right leader Bolsonaro of lying to him about Brazil's stance on climate change.

On Friday, he insisted that the fires should not be used as an excuse to punish Brazil.

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