A man works in a burning tract of Amazon jungle as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Iranduba, Amazonas state, on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters A man works in a burning tract of Amazon jungle as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Iranduba, Amazonas state, on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters
A man works in a burning tract of Amazon jungle as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Iranduba, Amazonas state, on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters

As fires devour Amazon rainforest, Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro blames NGOs for blazes

  • Nearly 73,000 forest fires were recorded in Brazil in first eight months of the year – the highest number since 2013
  • Activist have criticised president’s anti-environment rhetoric, while Bolsonaro accused green groups of starting blazes for publicity

Topic |   Brazil
A man works in a burning tract of Amazon jungle as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Iranduba, Amazonas state, on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters A man works in a burning tract of Amazon jungle as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Iranduba, Amazonas state, on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters
A man works in a burning tract of Amazon jungle as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Iranduba, Amazonas state, on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters
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