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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
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
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
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
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
'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.
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
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
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
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
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.