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Brazil's Bolsonaro says NGOs may be setting fires in Amazon rainforest

by Reuters
Wednesday, 21 August 2019 11:52 GMT

SAO PAULO, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organizations of setting fires in the Amazon rainforest after the government pulled their funding, although he presented no evidence.

Bolsonaro said the administration is working to control wildfires in the Amazon rainforest, which have hit a record number this year as concerns mount over the right-winger's environmental policy. (Reporting by Eduardo Simões Writing by Ana Mano Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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