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2020 Republic Day parade: Chief guest Jair Bolsonaro dubbed as 'Trump of Tropics' has history of controversial comments on race, women and homosexuality
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2020 Republic Day parade: Chief guest Jair Bolsonaro dubbed as 'Trump of Tropics' has history of controversial comments on race, women and homosexuality

Last week, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation to be the chief guest at the 2020 Republic Day parade.

Republic Day celebrations 2020: Chief guest Jair Bolsonaro is soft on gun control, ambivalent to environmental concerns
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Republic Day celebrations 2020: Chief guest Jair Bolsonaro is soft on gun control, ambivalent to environmental concerns

Right-wing nationalist Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in as Brazil's president on 2 January, 2019, has been under fire after his environmental policies led to rapid acceleration in deforestation of the Amazon rainforest

'Fallacy to say Amazon is heritage of humankind, lung of the world': Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro tells UN at Climate Action Summit
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'Fallacy to say Amazon is heritage of humankind, lung of the world': Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro tells UN at Climate Action Summit

Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro, who has come under attack for wildfires that are raging in the Amazon, told the United Nations Tuesday that the rainforest is his country's sovereign territory

Amazon fires that sparked international outcry remain engulfed in flames as global leaders meet in New York for UN Climate Action Summit
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Amazon fires that sparked international outcry remain engulfed in flames as global leaders meet in New York for UN Climate Action Summit

The fires that burned through the Amazon rainforest last month sparked international outcry and offers of help, but as world leaders meet in New York, the planet's largest rainforest remains engulfed in flames

Brazil fires regional environmental head after he made public comments on illegal mining in areas affected by forest fires
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Brazil fires regional environmental head after he made public comments on illegal mining in areas affected by forest fires

A regional head of Brazil’s environmental authority was fired after he made public comments saying he would no longer burn machinery, some of it seized from illegal miners, in an area heavily affected by forest fires

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro says he will stop using French Bic pens after spat with Emmanuel Macron over Amazon fires
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Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro says he will stop using French Bic pens after spat with Emmanuel Macron over Amazon fires

Jair Bolsonaro has previously cited Bic pens, which are cheap and commonly used in Brazil, as a sign of austerity after the expenses of his predecessors

Amazon Fires at a 'tipping point' for health of the rainforest: Forestry group Chief
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Amazon Fires at a 'tipping point' for health of the rainforest: Forestry group Chief

Half the 82,000+ fires still burning in Brazil are in the Amazon basin, even as military, troops help battle them.

Amazon Fires: 5 things everyone needs to know about the planet's burning lungs
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Amazon Fires: 5 things everyone needs to know about the planet's burning lungs

Brazil’s governments, centre & state, maybe at the frontline of protection, but the rest of the world has a key role to play.

'Emmanuel Macron must take care of his home and colonies': Brazil after rejecting aid from G7 countries to fight Amazon forest blaze
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'Emmanuel Macron must take care of his home and colonies': Brazil after rejecting aid from G7 countries to fight Amazon forest blaze

Tensions have risen between France and Brazil after Macron tweeted that the fires burning in the Amazon basin amounted to an international crisis and should be discussed as a top priority at the G7 summit.

Donald Trump skips climate discussion at G7 Summit in France, claims to know more about the environment than anyone
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Donald Trump skips climate discussion at G7 Summit in France, claims to know more about the environment than anyone

Donald Trump skipped a discussion on climate with other world leaders at the Group of Seven summit in France — then claimed to 'know more about the environment than anyone.'

Amazon forest fires: Amid global anger at Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro sends army to combat blaze as EU threatens scrapping trade deal
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Amazon forest fires: Amid global anger at Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro sends army to combat blaze as EU threatens scrapping trade deal

US President Donald Trump – whose sceptical views on climate change Bolsonaro shares – called the Brazilian president to offer help, if needed, in dealing with the wildfires.

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro admits to farmers setting Amazon forest ablaze illegally, tells foreign powers not to meddle in issue
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Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro admits to farmers setting Amazon forest ablaze illegally, tells foreign powers not to meddle in issue

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday admitted farmers could be illegally setting the rainforest ablaze but told foreign powers not to interfere

Anushka Sharma, Arjun Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Disha Patani share concerns over Amazon rainforest fire
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Anushka Sharma, Arjun Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Disha Patani share concerns over Amazon rainforest fire

Bollywood celebs, including Anushka Sharma, Alia Bhatt, and Akshay Kumar, have shared their thoughts on the Amazon rainforest wildfire.

#PrayforAmazonia trends on Twitter as netizens, environmentalists blame Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro for Amazon forest blaze
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#PrayforAmazonia trends on Twitter as netizens, environmentalists blame Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro for Amazon forest blaze

After assuming office on 1 January, Bolsonaro made number of promises, including to restore the country's economy by finding other uses for the Amazon forest. During his campaign, he had vowed to not set aside a single "centimetre" more land for Indigenous reserves if elected to power.

Amazon forest fire: Pictures shared on social media with hashtag '#PrayforAmazonas' are several decades old or from other countries, reports AFP
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Amazon forest fire: Pictures shared on social media with hashtag '#PrayforAmazonas' are several decades old or from other countries, reports AFP

Photos purportedly showing fires devouring the Amazon in northern Brazil in recent weeks have flooded social media, but an AFP fact check on Wednesday found that most of the images are decades old or not even in the country.