An area consumed by fires near Labrea, Amazonas state, Brazil. Photo: APAn area consumed by fires near Labrea, Amazonas state, Brazil. Photo: AP
An area consumed by fires near Labrea, Amazonas state, Brazil. Photo: AP

The Amazon is on fire, but Brazil’s president calls it a ‘lie’

  • Fires in Brazil’s Amazon for the month of August hit a nine-year high in 2019 and this month so far looks even worse, data shows
  • Bolsonaro challenged foreign representatives to fly over the Amazon, insisting they would not see a single flame

Topic |   Brazil
An area consumed by fires near Labrea, Amazonas state, Brazil. Photo: APAn area consumed by fires near Labrea, Amazonas state, Brazil. Photo: AP
An area consumed by fires near Labrea, Amazonas state, Brazil. Photo: AP
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