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Brazil President sends army to tackle Amazon fires after global outcry

Mid-Day Sunday, 25 August 2019
Brazil President sends army to tackle Amazon fires after global outcry*Porto Velho:* President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorised the deployment of Brazil's armed forces to help combat fires raging in the Amazon rainforest, as a growing global outcry over the blazes sparks protests and threatens a huge trade deal.

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Jair Bolsonaro is deploying the army to help fight the fires, but some - including world leaders - say he is not doing enough.

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