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Bolsonaro says government lacks the resources to fight Amazon fires

Satellite images show record number of burning spots in the Amazon forest this year.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that the government lacks the resources to fight wildfires in the Amazon rainforest after satellite images showed a record number of burning spots this year.

In a speech broadcast live on Facebook, the president said the government is investigating the fires. He also said he never claimed non-governmental organisations were starting fires in the forest, saying he was only talking of his suspicions.

Read: Raging fires and dark skies put Brazil’s Bolsonaro in spotlight

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