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Brazil rejects Sh2bn G7 aid to fight Amazon wildfires

Brazil rejects Sh2bn G7 aid to fight Amazon wildfires

Barros, the president's official spokesman, told reporters later that Brazil was open to accepting worldwide aid if it could decide how the money is spent. This came after Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro rejected $22 million in proposed funding on Monday to help put out the blazes in Amazon, saying the money would be better spent elsewhere.

"Look, does anyone help anyone. without something in return?"

The longstanding practice of slash-and-burn agriculture, as well as a seasonal rise in temperature across the area, are primarily to blame for the flames in Central Africa-while the Amazon has been experiencing periods of drought that are uncharacteristic of the region, DRC Ambassador Tosi Mpanu Mpanu told the AFP on Monday.

But Brazil is in focus over the blazes, which Bolsonaro has blamed on the weather as well as environmentalists, non-government organisations - allegations NGOs have denied. Should Malta veto the Latin American trade deal?

In the startling NASA images, the fires appear to burn across the center of the continent from Gabon to Angola. He is an worldwide relations professor at Rio de Janeiro State University. He said it was hard to breath at night because of the smoke.

"And as I feel friendship and respect towards the Brazilian people, I hope that they will very soon have a president who behaves in the right way".

"No (Brazilian) democratic government has suffered such global criticism as Bolsonaro is going through", said Mauricio Santoro.

Bolsonaro, once a fringe politician who came to power in elections previous year after appealing to nationalist sentiment, has called the worldwide criticism of his government by European nations a reflection of a "colonialist mentality".

Later on Monday, Mr Bolsonaro denounced Mr Macron's plan for an global alliance to protect the Amazon, saying on Twitter that it would treat Brazil like a "colony". #PrayforAmazonia became a worldwide trending topic.

While the fires in Brazil have generated outcry, many have complained that those in the Bolivian Amazon still rage largely unchecked.

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Taking more heat out of the annual meeting, French and United States negotiators meeting behind the scenes reached a compromise agreement on France's digital tax, a levy that had prompted Trump to threaten a separate tax on French wine imports. Pushed by worldwide pressure, Brazil finally moved to act on Sunday.

At the weekend, the Brazilian president succumbed to worldwide pressure and sent the nation's military to battle the sweeping fires.

Many farmers use slash-and-burn farming to clear forest. Although he has now vowed to protect the area, they say it is only out of fear of a diplomatic crisis and economic losses.

The G7 will give $20 million (18 million euros) to send firefighting planes to tackle the blazes engulfing parts of the Amazon, the presidents of France and Chile said Monday.

Brazil would have to agree to any reforestation plan, as would indigenous communities living in the Amazon.

The caption read: "Now you understand why Macron is persecuting Bolsonaro?" It's part of a cycle, people in the dry season set fire to bush rather than to dense, moist rainforest'.

Nearly 80,000 individual forest fires have been reported in Brazil since the start of 2019 - half of which have started within the Amazon basin.

"The government created a sense of impunity among farmers who were willing to commit illegal acts to deforest", said Rómulo Batista, a member of Greenpeace Brazil's Amazonia Campaign. So far, researchers have described 40,000 species of plants, 3,000 species of fish and more than 1,000 species of birds that live in the forest.

In the hard-hit northwestern state of Rondonia, thick smoke has choked the capital Porto Velho in recent days as fires blacken swaths of the rainforest. Local news media said a group organized the action over WhatsApp to show support for Bolsonaro's efforts to loosen environmental regulations.


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