26 Aug 2019

Amazon fires: G7 countries pledge £18m to tackle blazes

Latin America Correspondent

World leaders at the G7 summit have agreed to provide millions of pounds in financial and logistical support to help tackle the fires in the Amazonian rainforest.

The French President, Emmanuel Macron, said £18 million would be released immediately along with military support on the ground.

But Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro hasn’t exactly welcomed the offer, saying it was treating his country as a colony.

Our Latin America Correspondent, Guillermo Galdos, has reached one of Brazil’s worst hit areas – Para State – where farmland meets the forest.