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Brazilian President Criticises Offer Of Help From G7 Leaders

The President of Brazil has criticised an offer of help from the G7 world leaders to help fight the...
Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

9:43 AM - 27 Aug 2019



Brazilian President Criticises...

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Brazilian President Criticises Offer Of Help From G7 Leaders

Kim Buckley
Kim Buckley

9:43 AM - 27 Aug 2019



The President of Brazil has criticised an offer of help from the G7 world leaders to help fight the Amazon wildfires.

Countries including the UK and France have pledged more than 17 million euro to tackle the devastating blazes.

But Jair Bolsonaro has accused them of treating his country like "a colony."

A new environmental foundation, which Leonardo DiCaprio co-founded, has also put forward around four million euro.

Mr Bolsonaro tweeted: "We cannot accept that a president, Macron, unleashes unreasonable attacks on the Amazon, nor disguises his intentions behind the idea of ​​an 'alliance' of the G-7 countries to 'save' the Amazon, as if we were a colony or a no man's land. Other heads of state sympathised with Brazil, after all respect for the sovereignty of any country is the least that can be expected in a civilised world."



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