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Bolsonaro defiant as global fears escalate over Amazon wildfires

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Bolsonaro defiant as global fears escalate over Amazon wildfires

Bolsonaro defiant as global fears escalate over Amazon wildfires

As global concerns rise over raging fires in the Amazon, Brazil's government has complained that it is being targeted in smear campaign by critics who contend President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb widespread deforestation.

The threat to what some call "the lungs of the planet" has ignited a bitter dispute about who is to blame during the tenure of a leader who has described Brazil's rainforest protections as an obstacle to economic development.

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