27 Aug 2019

Amazon fires: Brazil refuses aid unless Macron apologises

Latin America Correspondent

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has shifted his position on the $22 million of support promised by the G7 countries at the weekend to fight the Amazon fires.

Initially he refused to accept it, but now he says he will, however it must come with an apology from French President Emmanuel Macron for what Bolsonaro says are his colonialist comments.

We report from Apiacás and Novo Progresso.