Soldiers join in Amazon firefighting effort

Published on August 26, 2019 - Duration: 01:20s

Soldiers join in Amazon firefighting effort

Brazilian troops have been deployed in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry.

Some 44,000 troops will be available for โ€œunprecedentedโ€ operations to put out the fires, and forces are heading to four Brazilian states that asked for federal help to contain the blazes, defence minister Fernando Azevedo said.

The Amazon fires have become a global issue, escalating tensions between Brazil and European countries who believe Mr Bolsonaro has neglected commitments to protect biodiversity.

Protesters gathered outside Brazilian diplomatic missions in European and Latin American cities Friday, and demonstrators also marched in Brazil.

The dispute spilled into the economic arena when French leader Emmanuel Macron threatened to block a European Union trade deal with Brazil and several other South American countries.

He wants G7 leaders meeting at a summit in France this weekend to discuss the Amazon crisis.


You are here

๐Ÿ’ก One News Page Knowledge: Other News Mentions


Largest country in South America
Strides made to reduce poverty in Brazil are being reversed by the economic upheaval caused by Covid.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 hour ago

If you've never seen human billiards, you're about to -- a woman knocked off her moped bounced once, and then went straight down a gutter. Worst luck EVER!!! The..
Credit: TMZ.com - Published 3 hours ago

Arsenal target Diego Carlos, Manchester United in talks over Gabriel Magalhaes and Aston Villa want Divock Origi, plus more.
Credit: BBC News - Published 4 days ago

Related videos from verified sources

Brazil Deploys Troops to Fight Amazon Rainforest Wildfires 00:32
Video credit: Wochit - Published on August 26, 2019 

You might like