People in Sao Paulo protest on Friday against Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro over the fires in the Amazon rainforest. Photo: AFP People in Sao Paulo protest on Friday against Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro over the fires in the Amazon rainforest. Photo: AFP
People in Sao Paulo protest on Friday against Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro over the fires in the Amazon rainforest. Photo: AFP

Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro authorises army to combat Amazon rainforest fires

  • The fires raging in parts of the world’s largest rainforest have sparked protests around the world
  • France and Ireland threatened to block a trade deal between the EU and the South American trade bloc Mercosur if Brazil failed to curb the fires

Topic |   Brazil
People in Sao Paulo protest on Friday against Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro over the fires in the Amazon rainforest. Photo: AFP People in Sao Paulo protest on Friday against Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro over the fires in the Amazon rainforest. Photo: AFP
People in Sao Paulo protest on Friday against Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro over the fires in the Amazon rainforest. Photo: AFP
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